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cell

noun [C] uk   us   /sel/

cell noun [C] (ORGANISM)

B2 the smallest basic unit of a plant or animal
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cell noun [C] (ROOM)

B2 a small room with not much furniture, especially in a prison or a monastery or convent
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cell noun [C] (ELECTRICAL DEVICE)

cell noun [C] (PHONE)

US informal a cell phone : Call me on my cell.

cell noun [C] (PART)

a small part of something: the cells of a honeycomb
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