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A separate section, part, division, or category
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  1. A separate section, part, division, or category
  2. Any of the divisions into which a space is partitioned off
  3. A separate room, section, or chamber:
A natural hollow place within the body
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  1. A natural hollow place within the body
  2. A hollow; a hole.
  3. A hollow area within the body:
The enlarged upper end of a flower stalk that bears the flower or group of flowers. The fleshy edible part of an apple is actually a modified receptacle.
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  1. The enlarged upper end of a flower stalk that bears the flower or group of flowers. The fleshy edible part of an apple is actually a modified receptacle.
  2. (Bot.) The enlarged upper end of the stalk of a flowering plant, on which the flower parts grow
  3. (Botany) The expanded tip of a flower stalk or axis that bears the floral parts or the florets of the flower head.
An unattached body cell, such as a blood or lymph cell.
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  1. An unattached body cell, such as a blood or lymph cell.
  2. A rounded globular mass of cells, such as the pressure receptor on certain nerve endings.
  3. Any of various cellular or small multicellular structures in the body, especially a red or white blood cell.
A small cell.
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(Microbiology) An organism that is too small to be seen by the unaided eye, especially a single-celled organism, such as a bacterium.
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  1. (Microbiology) An organism that is too small to be seen by the unaided eye, especially a single-celled organism, such as a bacterium.
  2. Any microscopic or ultramicroscopic animal, plant, bacterium, virus, etc.
  3. An organism that can be seen only with the aid of a microscope and that typically consists of only a single cell. Microorganisms include bacteria, protozoans, and certain algae and fungi.
A megaspore or microspore.
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  1. A megaspore or microspore.
  2. A usually one-celled reproductive body that can grow into a new organism without uniting with another cell. Spores are haploid (having only a single set of chromosomes). Fungi, algae, seedless plants, and certain protozoans reproduce asexually by spores. Plant spores that are dispersed by the wind have walls containing sporopollenin.
  3. A similar one-celled body in seed-bearing plants; the macrospore or microspore. The macrospore of seed-bearing plants develops into a female gametophyte or megagametophyte , which is contained within the ovule and eventually produces the egg cells. (The megagametophyte is also called the embryo sac in angiosperms.) The microspore of seed-bearing plants develops into the male microgametophyte or pollen grain.
Anything resembling a living thing in its complexity of structure or functions
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  1. Anything resembling a living thing in its complexity of structure or functions
  2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living body:
  3. An individual form of life, such as a bacterium, protist, fungus, plant, or animal, composed of a single cell or a complex of cells in which organelles or organs work together to carry out the various processes of life.
The egg of a domestic fowl; specif., the liquid contents of a hen's egg, as used in cooking
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  1. The egg of a domestic fowl; specif., the liquid contents of a hen's egg, as used in cooking
  2. A reproductive cell produced by a female animal or plant; ovum
  3. The larger, usually nonmotile female reproductive cell of most organisms that reproduce sexually. Eggs are haploid (they have half the number of chromosomes as the other cells in the organism's body). During fertilization, the nucleus of an egg cell fuses with the nucleus of a sperm cell (the male reproductive cell) to form a new diploid organism. In animals, eggs are spherical, covered by a membrane, and usually produced by the ovaries. In some simple aquatic animals, eggs are fertilized and develop outside the body. In some terrestrial animals, such as insects, reptiles and birds, eggs are fertilized inside the body but are incubated outside the body, protected by durable, waterproof membranes (shells) until the young hatch. In mammals, eggs produced in the ovaries are fertilized inside the body and (except in the cases of monotremes) develop in the reproductive tract until birth. The human female fetus possesses all of the eggs that she will ever have; every month after the onset of puberty, one of these eggs matures and is released from the ovary into the fallopian tube, where it is either fertilized or discarded during menstruation. In many plants (such as the bryophytes, ferns, and gymnosperms) eggs are produced by flasked-shaped structures known as archegonia. In gymnosperms and angiosperms, eggs are enclosed within ovules. In angiosperms, the ovules are enclosed within ovaries.
The semifluid, translucent substance that forms the living matter in all plant and animal cells. Composed of proteins, fats, and other substances suspended in water, it includes the cytoplasm and (in eukaryotes) the nucleus.
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  1. The semifluid, translucent substance that forms the living matter in all plant and animal cells. Composed of proteins, fats, and other substances suspended in water, it includes the cytoplasm and (in eukaryotes) the nucleus.
The jellylike material that makes up much of a cell inside the cell membrane, and, in eukaryotic cells, surrounds the nucleus. The organelles of eukaryotic cells, such as mitochondria, the endoplasmic reticulum, and (in green plants) chloroplasts, are contained in the cytoplasm. The cytoplasm and the nucleus make up the cell's protoplasm .
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  1. The jellylike material that makes up much of a cell inside the cell membrane, and, in eukaryotic cells, surrounds the nucleus. The organelles of eukaryotic cells, such as mitochondria, the endoplasmic reticulum, and (in green plants) chloroplasts, are contained in the cytoplasm. The cytoplasm and the nucleus make up the cell's protoplasm .
  2. (Cytology) The contents of a cell except for the nucleus. It includes cytosol, organelles, vesicles, and the cytoskeleton.
  3. The protoplasm enclosed by the plasma membrane of cell, excluding the nucleus in eukaryotic cells and cellular DNA in prokaryotic cells.
(Biol.) A fluid-filled cavity within the cytoplasm of a cell, surrounded by a membrane that usually encloses food, water, or air
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  1. (Biol.) A fluid-filled cavity within the cytoplasm of a cell, surrounded by a membrane that usually encloses food, water, or air
  2. A cavity within the cytoplasm of a cell, surrounded by a single membrane and containing fluid, food, or metabolic waste. Vacuoles are found in the cells of plants, protists, and some primitive animals. In mature plant cells, there is usually one large vacuole which occupies a large part of the cell's volume and is filled with a liquid called cell sap. The cell sap stores food reserves, pigments, defensive toxins, and waste products to be expelled or broken down. In the cells of protists, however, there may be many small specialized vacuoles, such as digestive vacuoles for the absorption of captured food and contractile vacuoles for the expulsion of excess water or wastes.
  3. A membrane-bound organelle in the cytoplasm of most cells, especially plant cells, containing water and dissolved substances such as salts, sugars, enzymes, and amino acids.
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  1. (Biol.) energid
  2. A thing or being that is the first of its kind
  3. (Bot.) A unit of protoplasm, such as makes up a single cell exclusive of the cell wall
The sporophyte of a plant in its earliest stages of development, such as the miniature, partially developed plant contained within a seed before germination.
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  1. The sporophyte of a plant in its earliest stages of development, such as the miniature, partially developed plant contained within a seed before germination.
  2. A collection of such cells of a human, especially from implantation in the uterine wall through the eighth week of development.
  3. The collection of cells that has developed from the fertilized egg of a vertebrate animal, before all the major organs have developed.
A microorganism, especially a pathogen.
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  1. A microorganism, especially a pathogen.
  2. (Biology) A small mass of protoplasm or cells from which a new organism or one of its parts may develop.
  3. The earliest form of an organism; a seed, bud, or spore.
A dry, dehiscent fruit that develops from a single carpel, has a single chamber, and splits open along only one seam to release its seeds. The pod of the milkweed and the fruit of the magnolia are follicles.
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  1. A dry, dehiscent fruit that develops from a single carpel, has a single chamber, and splits open along only one seam to release its seeds. The pod of the milkweed and the fruit of the magnolia are follicles.
  2. A small, protective sac, gland, or cluster of cells in the body. In mammals, unfertilized eggs develop in follicles located in the ovaries. Hair grows from follicles in the skin.
  3. A spherical mass of cells usually containing a cavity.
  1. Erythrocyte
  2. (Hematology, cytology) A type of cell in the blood of vertebrates that contains hemoglobin and transports oxygen from the lungs to the tissues; an erythrocyte.
  3. Any of the oval or disc-shaped cells that circulate in the blood of vertebrate animals, contain hemoglobin, and give blood its red color. The hemoglobin in red blood cells binds to oxygen for transport and delivery to body tissues, and it transports carbon dioxide, excreted as a metabolic waste product, out of the tissues. The red blood cells of mammals have no nucleus, while those of other vertebrates do contain nuclei. Red blood cells are formed in the bone marrow.
(Hematology, cytology) An anucleate cell in the blood involved with the transport of oxygen. Also called a red blood cell because of the red coloring of hemoglobin.
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  1. (Hematology, cytology) An anucleate cell in the blood involved with the transport of oxygen. Also called a red blood cell because of the red coloring of hemoglobin.
  1. Leukocyte
  2. (Hematology, cytology, immunology) A type of blood cell that is involved with an immune response, or part of the immune system.
  3. Any of various cells that in adult mammals are produced in bone marrow, have a nucleus but no hemoglobin, and function in the immune system by protecting against pathogens and aiding in tissue repair. White blood cells include neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes, and they are found in blood, lymph, and certain tissues.
(Hematology, cytology, immunology) A white blood cell.
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  1. (Hematology, cytology, immunology) A white blood cell.
  2. Any of the small, colorless nucleated cells in the blood, lymph, and tissues, which are important in the body's defenses against infection, including granular types such as neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils, and nongranular types such as lymphocytes and monocytes; white blood cell
A blood cell
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  1. A blood cell
  2. A cellular component of the blood, especially of an invertebrate.
A small sleeping compartment, especially within a dormitory.
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  1. A small sleeping compartment, especially within a dormitory.
  2. A small compartment, as for work or study.
  3. Any small compartment, as for study; often, specif., a workstation set off by partitions, typically one of several in an office
A room or space, such as a cellar or storeroom, with arched walls and ceiling, especially when underground.
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  1. A room or space, such as a cellar or storeroom, with arched walls and ceiling, especially when underground.
  2. An arched structure, usually of masonry or concrete, serving to cover a space.
  3. A piece of gymnastic equipment with an upholstered body used especially for vaulting.
A thing to hold or hold on by
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  1. A thing to hold or hold on by
  2. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
  3. A bond or force that attaches or restrains, or by which something is affected or dominated:
A small yard or enclosure for domestic animals
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  1. A small yard or enclosure for domestic animals
  2. A device with a half-tubular metal point split into two nibs, now used esp. by artists and draftsmen
  3. An instrument for writing or drawing with ink or similar fluid, especially:
(Hockey) The network frame that is the goal
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  1. (Hockey) The network frame that is the goal
  2. A box or enclosed structure made of wires, bars, etc., for confining birds or animals
  3. A structure for confining birds or animals, enclosed on at least one side by a grating of wires or bars that lets in air and light.
A small, dingy, squalid place; any dirty, badly lighted room, house, etc.
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  1. A small, dingy, squalid place; any dirty, badly lighted room, house, etc.
  2. (Sports) The small pit lined with a cup into which a golf ball must be hit.
  3. A gap, usually the valence band of an insulator or semiconductor, that would normally be filled with one electron. If an electron accelerated by a voltage moves into a gap, it leaves a gap behind it, and in this way the hole itself appears to move through the substance. Even though holes are in fact the absence of a negatively charged particle (an electron), they can be treated theoretically as positively charged particles, whose motion gives rise to electric current.
Alternative spelling of co-op.
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  1. Alternative spelling of co-op.
  2. A cramped or uncomfortably confined space.
  3. A small cage, pen, or building as for poultry
A donjon.
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  1. A donjon.
  2. A dark underground cell, vault, or prison
  3. A dark, often underground chamber used to confine prisoners.
(Rare) A keeping or being kept
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  1. (Rare) A keeping or being kept
  2. Care; charge:
  3. The means by which one is supported:
An enclosed space in the bore of a gun that holds the charge.
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  1. An enclosed space in the bore of a gun that holds the charge.
  2. (Chiefly British) A suite of rooms, especially one used by lawyers.
  3. An enclosed space in the body of a plant or animal
A cave or hollow used as a refuge or hiding place.
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  1. A cave or hollow used as a refuge or hiding place.
  2. A small, localized unit of Cub Scouts
  3. A small, cozy room in a house, where a person can be alone to read, work, etc.
(Anat.) A small cavity, hollow, indentation, etc. in an organ or part
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  1. (Anat.) A small cavity, hollow, indentation, etc. in an organ or part
  2. An indentation or small hollow:
  3. A temporary withdrawal from or halting as of work, business, or study
The process of receding from a position or of becoming smaller:
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  1. The process of receding from a position or of becoming smaller:
  2. The act or process of moving back or away, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant:
  3. An organized group withdrawal from regular activities for a given purpose, as by colleagues meeting away from the office and engaging in exercises for promoting teamwork, creativity, etc.
A recessed section of a room, as a breakfast nook
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  1. A recessed section of a room, as a breakfast nook
  2. A recess or partly enclosed extension connected to or forming part of a room.
  3. A small recessed area set off from a larger room.
A situation or activity specially suited to a person's interests, abilities, or nature:
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  1. A situation or activity specially suited to a person's interests, abilities, or nature:
  2. Any small, specialized business market
  3. The function or position of a species within an ecological community. A species's niche includes the physical environment to which it has become adapted as well as its role as producer and consumer of food resources.
(Anat.) Any of various recesses, glandular cavities, or follicles in the body
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  1. (Anat.) Any of various recesses, glandular cavities, or follicles in the body
  2. An underground vault or chamber, especially one beneath a church that is used as a burial place.
  3. (Anatomy) A small pit, recess, or glandular cavity in the body.
Notes, a translation of a foreign writing, or other aids used, often dishonestly, in doing schoolwork
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  1. Notes, a translation of a foreign writing, or other aids used, often dishonestly, in doing schoolwork
  2. A small house or room
  3. A small building, usually with slatted sides, for storing corn.
A hidden or secluded spot.
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  1. A hidden or secluded spot.
  2. A small recess or secluded spot; retreat
  3. A small corner, alcove, or recess, especially one in a large room.
A hole or tunnel dug in the ground by an animal
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  1. A hole or tunnel dug in the ground by an animal
  2. Any similar passage or hole for shelter, refuge, etc.
  3. A hole or tunnel dug in the ground by a small animal, such as a rabbit or mole, for habitation or refuge.
Any of the spaces marked off, as in a garage, for parking individual automobiles
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  1. Any of the spaces marked off, as in a garage, for parking individual automobiles
  2. (Aeron.) A condition in which an improper angle of attack and a lack of airspeed combine to disrupt the airflow around an airfoil enough to result in a loss of lift which forces the aircraft to drop, possibly going out of control
  3. A small, enclosed space, as a compartment in which one showers or a compartment enclosing a toilet in a public restroom
A cabinet or enclosed recess for linens, household supplies, or clothing.
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  1. A cabinet or enclosed recess for linens, household supplies, or clothing.
  2. A state of secrecy or cautious privacy:
  3. A small room or cupboard for clothes, household supplies, linens, etc.
A small stall for the display and sale of goods.
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  1. A small stall for the display and sale of goods.
  2. A small enclosed compartment with a window, used to separate the occupant from others:
  3. A small, often enclosed compartment, usually accommodating only one person:
Life in a monastery or convent.
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  1. Life in a monastery or convent.
  2. A place, especially a monastery or convent, devoted to religious seclusion.
  3. Any place where one may lead a secluded life
A small room used as an entryway or reception area to a larger room.
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  1. A small room used as an entryway or reception area to a larger room.
Any of the divisions into which a space is partitioned off
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  1. Any of the divisions into which a space is partitioned off
  2. A separate room, section, or chamber:
  3. One of the parts or spaces into which an area is subdivided.
One item in a group or series considered to be in numerical order:
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  1. One item in a group or series considered to be in numerical order:
  2. A symbol or word used to represent a number.
  3. (Slang) A person or thing singled out for a particular characteristic:
The state of being locked.
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  1. The state of being locked.
  2. The act or an instance of locking.
  3. (Informal) A jail, especially one in which offenders are held while awaiting a court hearing.
(Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
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  1. (Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
  2. In the Periodic Table, a vertical column that contains elements having the same number of electrons in the outermost shell of their atoms. Elements in the same group have similar chemical properties.
  3. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
A mold or form on which an item is shaped or displayed:
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  1. A mold or form on which an item is shaped or displayed:
  2. A group of four or more unseparated postage stamps forming a rectangle.
  3. (Canadian) A group of townships in an unsurveyed area.
A group of people who pre-arrange among themselves to express strong support for an idea, so as to give the false impression of a wider consensus.
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  1. A group of people who pre-arrange among themselves to express strong support for an idea, so as to give the false impression of a wider consensus.
  2. A group of fawning admirers.
A member of such a group.
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  1. A member of such a group.
  2. A tightly knit group of zealots who are active in advancing the interests of a revolutionary party.
  3. A small, unified group organized to instruct or lead a larger group; nucleus
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