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cell

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1 an area within a building that has been set apart from surrounding space by a wall
  • a jail cell

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2 one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
  • cells in a honeycomb

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3 a local unit of an organization
  • his mission was to locate and infiltrate the terrorist cell that was believed to be hiding in the city

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The first known use of cell was before the 12th century

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“Cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cell. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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