Air cell

Air cell
Air cell Air" cell` 1. (Bot.) A cavity in the cellular tissue of plants, containing air only. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) A receptacle of air in various parts of the system; as, a cell or minute cavity in the walls of the air tubes of the lungs; the air sac of birds; a dilatation of the air vessels in insects. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Air cell — Cell Cell, n. [OF. celle, fr. L. cella; akin to celare to hide, and E. hell, helm, conceal. Cf. {Hall}.] 1. A very small and close apartment, as in a prison or in a monastery or convent; the hut of a hermit. [1913 Webster] The heroic confessor in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • air cell — n a cavity or receptacle for air esp ALVEOLUS (b) * * * 1. any minute bodily chamber filled with air, such as an alveolus of the lung. 2. a cavity containing air and surrounded by a bodily structure, usually one of the bones of the head, such as… …   Medical dictionary

  • air-cell — airˈ cavity or airˈ cell noun (botany) An intercellular space containing air • • • Main Entry: ↑air …   Useful english dictionary

  • air cell — air′ cell n. bot zool. anat. a cavity or receptacle of the body that contains air …   From formal English to slang

  • air cell — noun a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways • Syn: ↑alveolus, ↑air sac • Derivationally related forms: ↑alveolate (for: ↑alveolus) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • air cell — 1. Anat., Zool., Bot. a cavity or receptacle containing air. 2. Elect. a cell in which the positive electrode is depolarized by the oxygen in the air. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • air cell — /ˈɛə sɛl/ (say air sel) noun a small cavity full of air in plant or animal tissue; air sac; air bladder …   Australian English dictionary

  • air cell — noun an air pocket at the bottom end of an egg formed from contraption of the eggs contents through loss of moisture and cooling from its initial filled state …   Wiktionary

  • mastoid air cell — n MASTOID CELL …   Medical dictionary

  • Air (visual novel) — Air Air original visual novel cover. Depicted are Kano (left), Misuzu (center), and Minagi (right). Genre Drama, Fantasy, Romance …   Wikipedia

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