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Answer for the clue "Compartment", 4 letters:
cell

Alternative clues for the word cell

D, for one

Cubbyhole

Jail unit

Kind of phone

Word with T or dry

Battery

Tiny room

It makes a bit of a stir

Prisoner's spot

Pen chamber

Spy group

Monk's abode

Alternative to office or home

Joint tenant's place?

Poky part

Room at San Quentin

Part of a spy organization

Group in a spies' network

Modern phone

Theater turn-off?

Place for an arrestee

Solar panel unit

Sleeper ___

Unit in a terrorist organization

Voltaic ___

Word on a business card

Block division

Sentence structure?

"Wedding Crashers" co-star, 2005

Clandestine group

Mobile

Unit in a block

Kind of tower

Word with wall or tower

Cooler unit

Any small compartment

A device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction

A small unit serving as the nucleus of a larger political movement

Small room is which a monk or nun lives

A room where a prisoner is kept

Cooler part

Lockup unit

Small compartment

Pen part

Lockup

Zygote

Pen pen

Cramped quarters

Cubicle

Kind of block

Monk's room

See 56-Down

Pen compartment

Local Communist group

Room in an abbey

Felon's abode

Cytologist's interest

Secret radical group

Battery unit

Small room

Organizational unit

Spot for a cot

Monastic's room

Small political group

Battery compartment

Block component

Convent room

Germ ___

Sing Sing lodging

Honeycomb part

Part of a honeycomb

Attica unit

Convent part

One-room dwelling

Monastery part

Cooler, for some

Monk's quarters

An amoeba has one

Word definitions for cell in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a blood cell ▪ The red blood cells carry oxygen. a jail cell ▪ The suspect was found dead in his jail cell. a prison cell (= a room where a prisoner lives ) ▪ Overcrowding means that many prisoners have to share a prison...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Priory \Pri"o*ry\, n.; pl. Priories . [Cf. LL. prioria. See Prior , n.] A religious house presided over by a prior or prioress; -- sometimes an offshoot of, an subordinate to, an abbey, and called also cell , and obedience . See Cell , 2. Note: Of such...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. 1 A single-room dwelling for a hermit. (from 10th c.) 2 (context now historical English) A small monastery or nunnery dependent on a larger religious establishment. (from 11th c.) 3 A small room in a monastery or nunnery accommodating one...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 12c., "small monastery, subordinate monastery" (from Medieval Latin in this sense), later "small room for a monk or a nun in a monastic establishment; a hermit's dwelling" (c.1300), from Latin cella "small room, store room, hut," related to Latin...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. any small compartment; "the cells of a honeycomb" (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; cells may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals a device...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
The cell (from Latin cella , meaning "small room") is the basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all known living organisms . A cell is the smallest unit of life that can replicate independently, and cells are often called the "building blocks...

Usage examples of cell.

While it is indeed possible to derive stem cells from aborted embryos, it is seldom done for two reasons.

By comparing many different hairs, it was evident that the glands first absorb the carbonate, and that the effect thus produced travels down the hairs from cell to cell.

After a leaf had been left in a weak infusion of raw meat for 10 hours, the cells of the papillae had evidently absorbed animal matter, for instead of limpid fluid they now contained small aggregated masses of protoplasm, which slowly and incessantly changed their forms.

Then, a bell sounds, and acrasin is released by special cells toward which the others converge in stellate ranks, touch, fuse together, and construct the slug, solid as a trout.

What first called it to his attention was the unusual way in which it had taken up the bright acridine orange, a staining compound of zinc chloride that targeted the fats of bacterial cells and made them glow orange under the fluorescent light.

Gelatinous or interacinous adenoma, which consists in an enlargement of the acini by an accumulation of colloid material, and an increase in the interacinous tissue by a growth of round cells.

Stoth priest, now fully confirmed and entered into his adeptship, went before the Mechanist Union with a proposal to distribute the drug, which retards deterioration of cell generations and extends the number of such replications per organism as well as conferring extensive immunities, throughout the thirty-seven nations.

Hence each cell consists of an outer spherical portion and of two, three, or more perfectly flat surfaces, according as the cell adjoins two, three or more other cells.

It was not a large affair: a reception desk, a bull pen for admin and communications, a hallway that led back to the holding cells, and an office for the sheriff himself.

But to do this, somebody must gain admittance to his cell, and who was to be taken into their confidence?

It is adsorbed, apparently, on all the cell surfaces in the body, foreign bacteria included, and seals them from chemical influence.

In contact with these, but occupying a separate layer, are the ends of small afferent nerve cells.

He painted them varying colors, so that he could make them out, but they grew daily clearer: green, hoselike afferent cells, purple globular neurogliaform cells, red squidlike pyramidal cells.

A similar result followed from an immersion of only 15 minutes in a solution of one part of carbonate of ammonia to 218 of water, and the adjoining cells of the tentacles, on which the papillae were seated, now likewise contained aggregated masses of protoplasm.

Diagram of the same cell of a tentacle, showing the various forms successively assumed by the aggregated masses of protoplasm.