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cell pronunciación
1 a small room occupied by an inmate in a prison or monastery.
2 biol the basic structural unit of all living organisms, consisting of a mass of protein material which is composed of the cytoplasm and usually a nucleus (sense 2).
3 elec a device consisting of two electrodes immersed in an electrolyte, for converting electrical energy into chemical energy in electrolysis.
4 a voltaic cell, which produces a current through the conversion of chemical energy to electrical energy at the surface of two electrodes immersed in an electrolyte.
5 one of the compartments in a honeycomb or in a similarly divided structure.
6 radio
a a radio transmitter serving one of the geographical areas into which a country is divided for coverage by cellular radio;
b one of these geographical areas.
7 comput a unit or area of storage, eg the smallest unit capable of storing a single bit.
8 a small unit of people (especially spies or terrorists) conducting their own operation within a larger organization.
9 hist a tiny one-roomed dwelling used by a hermit.
[12c: from Latin cella room or small apartment]

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