air cell

  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

First recorded in 1780–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use air cell in a sentence

  • The air cell termed clavicular sends a process outward towards the arm, along with the blood vessels which supply the arm.

    Dragons of the Air | H. G. Seeley
  • Evaporation of water from the egg further shrinks the contents and increases the size of the air cell.

    The Dollar Hen | Milo M. Hastings
  • Asbestos air cell covering is employed to cover hot-water circulating pipes.

    Elements of Plumbing | Samuel Dibble
  • 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.

    Our British Snails | John William Horsley