- Anatomy, Zoology, Botany. a cavity or receptacle containing air.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for air cell
Historical Examples of air cell
- A terminal dilation of the bronchiole where gas exchange is thought to occur.
- Spaces that contain air in the bones of the skull.
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