cell cell  /ˈsɛl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any small compartment
  2. (n) (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
  3. (n) a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
  4. (n) a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
  5. (n) a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
  6. (n) small room in which a monk or nun lives
  7. (n) a room where a prisoner is kept

Usage(s):

  1. The debate over stem cell research has raised many questions across the nation.
  2. Scientists believe stem cells from human embryos could hold the key to treatments and cures for disease.
  3. In the battle over stem cell science, progress is at war with process.

News

  1. Cell phone rights and wrongs

    Cell phone rights and wrongs …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WPIX 11 New York

  2. Cell phones lighting up with erroneous Flash Flood alerts

    SEATTLE -- Some cell phones around the Puget Sound region were urgently alerting their users to a flash flood warning Wednesday afternoon. But don't worry, the alert was not for the Puget Sound region.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KOMO Seattle

  3. Cell phone stolen at Darien Library

    A $300 cell phone was reported stolen from the Darien Library , 1441 Post Road, on June 5. The black Samsung 4G was left behind in the bathroom, the complainant told police. When he went to retrieve the phone, he discovered it was missing, according to the report.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Darien News-Review

Quotes

  1. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Mr Brown said: "We have strong reason to believe that a British citizen, Edwin Dyer, has been murdered by an al-Qaeda cell in Mali. I utterly condemn this appalling and barbaric act of terrorism. My thoughts are...
    on Jun 2, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: BBC News

  2. In signing the executive order, Obama said: "When it comes to stem cell research, rather than furthering discovery, our government has forced into what I believe is a false choice between sound science and moral values. In this case, I believe the...
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "I'm deeply disappointed the Republican Party seems poised to select a nominee who did not support a constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage, who voted for embryonic stem-cell research to kill nascent human beings,"...
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: James Dobson Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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