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air cell

noun
1.
Anatomy, Zoology, Botany. a cavity or receptacle containing air.
2.
Electricity. a cell in which the positive electrode is depolarized by the oxygen in the air.
Origin of air cell
1780-1790
1780-90
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  • This air-cell is slightly enlarged till the tenth day, when no further evaporation should take place.

  • Breathing is accomplished by a single chamber or air-cell, but also through the skin.

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air-cell in Medicine

air cell n.

  1. A terminal dilation of the bronchiole where gas exchange is thought to occur.

  2. Spaces that contain air in the bones of the skull.

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