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

Words Nearby air cell 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