Definition of 'cell'
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This may have been a sign that hydrogen was leaking from one of the cells. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Iron is important because we need it to make new blood cells that carry oxygen around the body. The Sun (2016)Or that one of your cells hasn't just decided to become cancerous? Times, Sunday Times (2017)These chunks of tissue churn out healthy red blood cells according to the donor's genetic code. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Signals are sent to the bone marrow to produce more white blood cells, which can arteries. The Sun (2017)About a third have leukaemia, which is cancer of the white blood cells. The Sun (2016)My skin's cell turnover is also slowing down. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is the cell walls and plant starch that isn't absorbed by the body. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A study of white blood cells taken from individuals afflicted by spots showed that they had longer protective caps on the ends of their chromosomes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Just one skinless chicken thigh contains more than half of our daily requirement of vitamin B12, which our bodies need to make red blood cells. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The activity of this organism inside the plant cells leads to swelling and distorted growth. The Sun (2009)When a light is shone on the cancerous area the affected cells appear to glow. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Why the cells were able to reproduce so spectacularly has not been solved yet. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Three prisoners were crammed into a cell designed for one person. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They contained not only cells but also all the facilities which were needed for a constructive existence. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)We begin with the nucleus at the center of a cell. Christianity Today (2000)The rays heat the lung tissue and blood cells until they form a seal. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So far it has been limited to inserting small numbers of human genes or cells into animals. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Smear tests involve a small sample of cells being taken from the cervix. The Sun (2014)Take the example of plant cell structure. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The cell has since divided more than a billion times. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The scheme will target the ten areas where cell use is the highest. The Sun (2016)Cancer cells are not able to recover from this damage and they die. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The cells formed new blood vessels where heart disease had ravaged the original ones. The Sun (2007)The technique involves replacing faulty mitochondria, which provide cells' energy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It can be used to replace faulty mitochondria, which provide cells with energy, inherited from mothers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'cell'
British English: cell /sɛl/ NOUN
biology A cell is the smallest part of an animal or plant. Animals and plants are made up of millions of cells.
- American English: cell
- Arabic: خَلِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: célula
- Chinese: 细胞
- Croatian: ćelija
- Czech: buňka
- Danish: celle
- Dutch: cel
- European Spanish: célula
- Finnish: solu
- French: cellule
- German: Zelle
- Greek: κύτταρο
- Italian: cellula
- Japanese: 細胞
- Korean: 세포
- Norwegian: celle
- Polish: komórka
- European Portuguese: célula
- Romanian: celulă
- Russian: клетка
- Spanish: célula
- Swedish: cell
- Thai: เซลล์
- Turkish: hücre
- Ukrainian: клітина
- Vietnamese: tế bào
British English: cell NOUN
for prisoner A cell is a small room in which a prisoner is locked.
Do you recall how many prisoners were placed in each cell?
Definition of cell from the Collins English Dictionary
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