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cell

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noun \ˈsel\

Medical Definition of cell

  1. 1:  a small compartment or bounded space

  2. 2:  a small usually microscopic mass of protoplasm bounded externally by a semipermeable membrane, usually including one or more nuclei and various nonliving products, capable alone or interacting with other cells of performing all the fundamental functions of life, and forming the smallest structural unit of living matter capable of functioning independently



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