Meaning of CELL in English

CELL

transcription, транскрипция: [ sel ]

( cells)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

A cell is the smallest part of an animal or plant that is able to function independently. Every animal or plant is made up of millions of cells.

Those cells divide and give many other different types of cells.

...blood cells...

Soap destroys the cell walls of bacteria.

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2.

A cell is a small room in which a prisoner is locked. A cell is also a small room in which a monk or nun lives.

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3.

You can refer to a small group of people within a larger organization as a cell .

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