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  1. an air mass formed by powerful updrafts and downdrafts moving in convective loops, the smallest unit of a storm system.
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storm cell

  1. An air mass that contains up and down drafts in convective loops, moves and reacts as a single entity, and functions as the smallest unit of a storm-producing system.
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