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brain cell

Syllabification: brain cell

Definition of brain cell in English:

noun

1A cell in the tissue of the brain.
Example sentences
  • Many people know that stem cells can grow into virtually any cell type found in the body, from a red blood cell to a muscle cell to a brain cell.
  • Some day we could learn from the egg what factors are in the egg that would re-program the nucleus of a skin cell or a brain cell or an immune cell.
  • With repetition, the electrical discharge spreads from brain cell to brain cell, eventually creating a kind of firestorm of neural activity that resembles what occurs in human epilepsy.
1.1 informal Regarded as a unit of intellectual power: it does help if the student has more than one brain cell
More example sentences
  • Congratulations Cartridge, you just reflected something that any imbecile with half a brain cell functioning in their frontal lobes could have told you about language acquisition.
  • Logan says they don't have a single brain cell between them.
  • What the hell does Damien see in that girl, who is obviously only propelled by a single brain cell floating forlornly around in her vacuous head?

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