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Air cell

Anatomy, Zoology, Botany. a cavity or receptacle containing air.
Electricity. a cell in which the positive electrode is depolarized by the oxygen in the air.
Historical Examples

I inhaled great draughts of the dry, pure air, which seemed to penetrate to my very toes, and open every air cell in my body.
From North Carolina to Southern California Without a Ticket and How I Did It John Peele

The size of the air cell is commonly taken as a guide to the age of the egg.
The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings

Evaporation of water from the egg further shrinks the contents and increases the size of the air cell.
The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings

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

It is built of iron, surrounded with air cell asbestos board, so as to maintain a cooking temperature of 400° Fahr.
Inventors at Work George Iles

air cell n.

A terminal dilation of the bronchiole where gas exchange is thought to occur.

Spaces that contain air in the bones of the skull.


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