An example of a cell is a unit in the tissue of an animal muscle.
- Any of the compartments in a honeycomb.
- A small, hollow space in tissue, esp. in bone.
- The space of an insect's wings enclosed by the veins.
- Any compartment of an ovary; also, a pollen sac or spore sac.
Virtual Channel number 5 received 170 cells.
I get good reception in my home because it is near a cell tower.
An example of a cell is where a murderer is locked up.
Not long shall honour'd Douglas dwell, / Like hunted stag, in mountain-cell [...].
The upper right cell always starts with the color green.
Those three fellows are the local cell of that organization.
Origin of cell
- Middle English celle from Old English cell and from Old French both from Latin cella chamber kel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition