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cell
American English: /sɛl/
British English: /sɛl/

Translation of cell in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (in prison, monastery, honeycomb)
    Example sentences
    • So what that means is that he's locked up at night in a prison cell on his own, so that's solitary confinement.
    • The change of status would also mean that Tommy has to be transferred from a detention cell to a prison room, which he has to share with other convicts.
    • At 2pm on Tuesday last all 190 prisoners were locked in their cells as prison officers staged a one-hour walk-out.
    Example sentences
    • Then there's the honeycomb shades, so called because in profile they look like cells of a honeycomb strung together.
    • Once the honey is gooey enough, the bees seal off the cell of the honeycomb with a plug of wax.
    • The interior of a cell contains structures called organelles that can be compared to the organs in a body.
  • 2 (Biology)
    (before noun) (division/wall)
    a single cell animal
    un animal unicelular
    Example sentences
    • When this occurs, the cytoplasm from the two cells fuses, but the nuclei remain separate and distinct.
    • The scientists also produced a continuously growing line of cultured embryonic germ cells.
    • Even mammals have nucleated red blood cells in their bone marrow.
    Example sentences
    • The plaque deposits did not form cell casts or polyhedra and did not penetrate into the cell cavities, but were an external deposit only.
  • 3 (Electricity)
    Example sentences
    • This is said to be important when welding heat-sensitive parts such as miniature battery cells or sensitive electronic devices.
    • In addition to electrical conduction, the cells are polarized by the force of applied voltage.
    • A few years ago, the companies involved in the voltage race tried to get more cells in NiCad battery packs to power bigger tools.

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    In Spain, a geographical, social, and culturally homogeneous region, with a clear natural or administrative demarcation is called a comarca. Comarcas are normally smaller than regiones. They are often famous for some reason, for example Ampurdán (Catalonia) for its wines, or La Mancha (Castile) for its cheeses.