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Definition of cell:

  1. A jar of vessel, or a division of a compound vessel, for holding the exciting fluid of a battery.
  2. A small religious house attached to a monastery or convent.
  3. A very small and close apartment, as in a prison or in a monastery or convent; the hut of a hermit.
  4. Any small cavity, or hollow place.
  5. One of the minute elementary structures, of which the greater part of the various tissues and organs of animals and plants are composed.
  6. Same as Cella.
  7. The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof.
  8. To place or inclose in a cell.


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