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Noun
A small room in which a prisoner is locked up or in which a monk or nun sleeps
“He was said to have been playing cards with a prison officer outside his cell when the prisoner came up and punched him.”
Noun
A small group forming a nucleus of political activity, typically a secret, subversive one
“Four bombers blew themselves up but police are investigating whether another member of the terrorist cell is alive and on the run.”
Noun
An enclosed cavity in an organism
“The plaque deposits did not form cell casts or polyhedra and did not penetrate into the cell cavities, but were an external deposit only.”
Noun
A local unit of an organization
“… his mission was to locate and infiltrate the terrorist cell that was believed to be hiding in the city.”
Noun
Smallest living organism
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