air cell


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for air cell

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

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  • This air-cell is slightly enlarged till the tenth day, when no further evaporation should take place.

Medicine definitions for air cell

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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