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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.
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Origin of air cell

First recorded in 1780–90
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Historical Examples of air cell

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

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    John William Horsley

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

air cell in Medicine

air cell

  1. A terminal dilation of the bronchiole where gas exchange is thought to occur.
  2. Spaces that contain air in the bones of the skull.
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