Air-cell

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:
1780–90

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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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