cell
n. [L. cella, chamber]
1. A unit consisting of a nucleus and cytoplasm surrounded by a cell membrane that collectively make up the structural and functional unit in plants and animal bodies.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
a. One of the many small chambers in a bee or wasp colony, utilized for rearing young or storing food. b. A space in the wing membrane of an insect, partly (an open cell) or completely (a closed cell) surrounded by veins. c. A cavity under the ground containing an insect pupa.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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