Crossword clues for cell
- A room where a prisoner is kept
- Cooler part
- Lockup unit
- Small compartment
- Pen part
- Pen pen
- Cramped quarters
- 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
- D, for one
- Jail unit
- Kind of phone
- Word with T or dry
- 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
- 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
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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 houses there were two sorts: one where the prior was chosen by the inmates, and governed as independently as an abbot in an abbey; the other where the priory was subordinate to an abbey, and the prior was placed or displaced at the will of the abbot.
Alien priory, a small religious house dependent on a large monastery in some other country.
Syn: See Cloister.
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 celare "to hide, conceal."\n
\nThe Latin word represents PIE root *kel- (2) "to cover, conceal" (cognates: Sanskrit cala "hut, house, hall;" Greek kalia "hut, nest," kalyptein "to cover," koleon "sheath," kelyphos "shell, husk;" Latin clam "secret;" Old Irish cuile "cellar," celim "hide," Middle Irish cul "defense, shelter;" Gothic hulistr "covering," Old English heolstor "lurking-hole, cave, covering," Gothic huljan "cover over," hulundi "hole," hilms "helmet," halja "hell," Old English hol "cave," holu "husk, pod").\n
\nSense of monastic rooms extended to prison rooms (1722). Used in 14c., figuratively, of brain "compartments;" used in biology by 17c. of various cavities (wood structure, segments of fruit, bee combs), gradually focusing to the modern sense of "basic structure of living organisms" (which OED dates to 1845).\n
\nElectric battery sense is from 1828, based on original form. Meaning "small group of people working within a larger organization" is from 1925. Cell body is from 1851; cell division from 1846; cell membrane from 1837 (but cellular membrane is 1732); cell wall from 1842.
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 person. (from 14th c.) 4 Each of the small hexagonal compartments in a honeycomb. (from 14th c.) 5 (context biology now chiefly botany English) Any of various chambers in a tissue or organism having specific functions. (from 14th c.) 6 (context obsolete English) Specifically, any of the supposed compartments of the brain, formerly thought to be the source of specific mental capacities, knowledge, or memories. (14th-19th c.) 7 A section or compartment of a larger structure. (from 16th c.) 8 (context obsolete chiefly literary English) Any small dwelling; a remote nook, a den. (16th-19th c.) 9 A room in a prison for one or more inmates. (from 18th c.) 10 A device which stores electricity power; used either singly or together in battery; the basic unit of a battery. (from 19th c.) 11 (context biology English) The basic unit of a living organism, consisting of a quantity of protoplasm surrounded by a cell membrane, which is able to synthesize proteins and replicate itself. (from 19th c.) 12 (context meteorology English) A small thunderstorm, caused by convection, that forms ahead of a storm front. (from 20th c.) 13 (context computing English) The minimal unit of a cellular automaton that can change state and has an associated behavior. (from 20th c.) 14 (context card games English) In FreeCell-type games, a space where one card can be placed. 15 A small group of people forming part of a larger organization, often an outlawed one. (from 20th c.) 16 (context communication English) A short, fixed-length packet as in Wikipedia:Asynchronous Transfer Mode. (from 20th c.) 17 (context communication English) A region of radio reception that is a part of a larger radio network. 18 (context geometry English) A three-dimensional facet of a polytope. 19 (context statistics English) The unit in a statistical array (a spreadsheet, for example) where a row and a column intersect. 20 (context architecture English) The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof. 21 (context architecture English) A cell
22 (context entomology English) An area of an insect wing bounded by veins v
(context transitive English) To place or enclose in a cell. Etymology 2
n. (context US informal English) A cellular phone.
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 that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction [syn: electric cell]
a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement [syn: cadre]
a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections (cells), each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver [syn: cellular telephone, cellular phone, cellphone, mobile phone]
small room is which a monk or nun lives [syn: cubicle]
Cell may refer to:
Cell is an apocalyptic horror novel published by American author Stephen King in 2006. The story follows a New England artist struggling to reunite with his young son after a mysterious signal broadcast over the global cell phone network turns the majority of his fellow humans into mindless vicious animals.
Cell were a New York-based band often tagged with the label of Grunge given the time frame of their existence, though college rock or alternative is arguably a more apt description. The band formed in 1990 and split c.1995. Championed by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, they released a 7 inch on his Ecstatic Peace label, later signing to Geffen.
Cell is a fictional mutant character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. His first appearance was in Morlocks #1, created by Geoff Johns and Shawn Martinbrough.
Cell is a 2016 American science fiction horror film based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film is directed by Tod Williams with a screenplay by King and Adam Alleca. The film stars John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, and Isabelle Fuhrman. The film was released on June 10, 2016 to video on demand, prior to a limited release scheduled for July 8, 2016.
Cell was panned by critics upon its release; most criticized the film's acting and plot.
A cell in the context of electronic design automation (EDA) is an abstract representation of a component within a schematic diagram or physical layout of an electronic circuit in software.
A cell-based design methodology is a technique that enables designers to analyze chip designs at varying levels of abstraction. For example, one designer may focus on the logical function (high-level) and another may concentrate on physical implementation (low-level). The technique also enables designers to reuse components in more complex designs without understanding all of the implementation details.
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 of life". The study of cells is called cell biology.
Cells consist of cytoplasm enclosed within a membrane, which contains many biomolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids. Organisms can be classified as unicellular (consisting of a single cell; including bacteria) or multicellular (including plants and animals). While the number of cells in plants and animals varies from species to species, humans contain more than 10 trillion (10) cells. Most plant and animal cells are visible only under a microscope, with dimensions between 1 and 100 micrometres.
The cell was discovered by Robert Hooke in 1665, who named the biological unit for its resemblance to cells inhabited by Christian monks in a monastery. Cell theory, first developed in 1839 by Matthias Jakob Schleiden and Theodor Schwann, states that all organisms are composed of one or more cells, that cells are the fundamental unit of structure and function in all living organisms, that all cells come from preexisting cells, and that all cells contain the hereditary information necessary for regulating cell functions and for transmitting information to the next generation of cells. Cells emerged on Earth at least 3.5 billion years ago.
Cell is a multi-core microprocessor microarchitecture that combines a general-purpose Power Architecture core of modest performance with streamlined coprocessing elements which greatly accelerate multimedia and vector processing applications, as well as many other forms of dedicated computation.
It was developed by Sony, Toshiba, and IBM, an alliance known as "STI". The architectural design and first implementation were carried out at the STI Design Center in Austin, Texas over a four-year period beginning March 2001 on a budget reported by Sony as approaching US$400 million. Cell is shorthand for Cell Broadband Engine Architecture, commonly abbreviated CBEA in full or Cell BE in part.
The first major commercial application of Cell was in Sony's PlayStation 3 game console. Mercury Computer Systems has a dual Cell server, a dual Cell blade configuration, a rugged computer, and a PCI Express accelerator board available in different stages of production. Toshiba had announced plans to incorporate Cell in high definition television sets, but seems to have abandoned the idea. Exotic features such as the XDR memory subsystem and coherent Element Interconnect Bus (EIB) interconnect appear to position Cell for future applications in the supercomputing space to exploit the Cell processor's prowess in floating point kernels.
The Cell architecture includes a memory coherence architecture that emphasizes power efficiency, prioritizes bandwidth over low latency, and favors peak computational throughput over simplicity of program code. For these reasons, Cell is widely regarded as a challenging environment for software development. IBM provides a Linux-based development platform to help developers program for Cell chips. The architecture will not be widely used unless it is adopted by the software development community. However, Cell's strengths may make it useful for scientific computing regardless of its mainstream success.
is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. He makes his debut in chapter #361 , first published in Weekly Shōnen Jump on February 18, 1992. Cell is an evil artificial life form, created using cells from several of the main characters in the series, that travels back in time so he can become the perfect being. In order to reach this goal, he must absorb Androids #17 and #18.
Cell is the tenth album by the Japanese rock group Plastic Tree.
is a Japanese visual kei rock band, formed by Kon, from the band La'Mule and NightingeiL in May 2012.
The 1957 Encyclopédie Larousse defines a cell in music as a "small rhythmic and melodic design that can be isolated, or can make up one part of a thematic context." The cell may be distinguished from the figure or motif: the 1958 Encyclopédie Fasquelle defines a cell as, "the smallest indivisible unit," unlike the motif, which may be divisible into more than one cell. "A cell can be developed, independent of its context, as a melodic fragment, it can be used as a developmental motif. It can be the source for the whole structure of the work; in that case it is called a generative cell."
A rhythmic cell is a cell without melodic connotations. It may be entirely percussive or applied to different melodic segments.
Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing research papers across a broad range of disciplines within the life sciences. Areas covered include molecular biology, cell biology, systems biology, stem cells, developmental biology, genetics and genomics, proteomics, cancer research, immunology, neuroscience, structural biology, microbiology, virology, physiology, biophysics, and computational biology. The journal was established in 1974 by Benjamin Lewin and is published twice monthly by Cell Press, an imprint of Elsevier.
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.