- cellini's halo,
- cellini, benvenuto
Origin of celled
- one of the distinct geographical areas covered by a radio transmitter in a cellular phone system.
- cell phone.
verb (used without object)
Origin of cell1
Examples from the Web for celled
Ovary 2- (or in n. 5 falsely 3–4-) celled, with 1–several ovules in each cell.
The berry (c) is four345 -celled, each cell containing a one-seeded nut.Botany for Ladies|Jane Loudon
They are one celled animals (our most primitive) and are related to some of the parasites that cause disease.Florida Caverns State Park|Robert O. Vernon
Fruit 2- (rarely 3-) celled; the crustaceous carpels into which it splits all closed and indehiscent.
And as he strove to lift it he felt in that unmistakable omnipotency of weight that it was seamed and celled with gold.From Sand Hill to Pine|Bret Harte
Word Origin for cell
in compounds, "having cells" (of a certain number or type), from late 18c., from cell (n.).
early 12c., "small monastery, subordinate monastery" (from Medieval Latin in this sense), later "small room for a monk or a nun in a monastic establishment; a hermit's dwelling" (c.1300), from Latin cella "small room, store room, hut," related to Latin celare "to hide, conceal."
The Latin word represents PIE root *kel- "conceal" (cf. Sanskrit cala "hut, house, hall;" Greek kalia "hut, nest," kalyptein "to cover," koleon "sheath," kelyphos "shell, husk;" Latin clam "secret;" Old Irish cuile "cellar," celim "hide," Middle Irish cul "defense, shelter;" Gothic hulistr "covering," Old English heolstor "lurking-hole, cave, covering," Gothic huljan "cover over," hulundi "hole," hilms "helmet," halja "hell," Old English hol "cave," holu "husk, pod").
Sense of monastic rooms extended to prison rooms (1722). Used in 14c., figuratively, of brain "compartments;" used in biology by 17c. of various cavities (e.g. wood structure, segments of fruit, bee combs), gradually focusing to the modern sense of "basic structure of living organisms" (which OED dates to 1845).
Electric battery sense is from 1828, based on original form. Meaning "small group of people working within a larger organization" is from 1925. Cell body is from 1851; cell division from 1846; cell membrane from 1837 (but cellular membrane is 1732); cell wall from 1842.
A region of the atmosphere in which air tends to circulate without flowing outward.
The basic unit of all living things except viruses. In advanced organisms, cells consist of a nucleus (which contains genetic material), cytoplasm, and organelles, all of which are surrounded by a cell membrane.