air cell


  • Diagram and Section of the Air-cells
    Diagram and Section of the Air-cells
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n air cell a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Air cell (Bot) A cavity in the cellular tissue of plants, containing air only.
    • Air cell (Anat) A receptacle of air in various parts of the system; as, a cell or minute cavity in the walls of the air tubes of the lungs; the air sac of birds; a dilatation of the air vessels in insects.
    • Air cell See Air cell.
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In literature:

The substance of the lungs consists of bronchial tubes, air-cells, blood-vessels, nerves, and cellular membrane.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
The air he breathed was heavy and warm, and the walls of his cell felt damp to the touch.
"A Royal Prisoner" by Pierre Souvestre
These cells are now made to receive two prisoners, who are compelled to divide betwixt them the air adequate for only one.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Now breathe in slowly until every air-cell is full.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
He recalled himself from this dark journey back into his cell, and threw up his head to the heavens and breathed in air.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
It is white and delicate, with fine, even air-cells.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
When water is poured in, it cannot rise in this air space (C) so as to completely fill the cell.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Their skin is filled with numerous air cells, making them very light and buoyant.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
It looks heavy but it is not, as it is filled with air cells.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph [January, 1897]" by Various
What is the aggregate extent of the lining membrane of the air-cells?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
It is white and delicate, with fine, even air-cells.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
They carry air from the lungs to the cells of every part of the body, and thus help all the cells to breathe.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
It hurts his lungs, for when he draws the smoke in he carries the poisonous nicotine to the tender and delicate air-cells.
"Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks" by May Farinholt-Jones
Tasting the air, the cells of his lungs eagerly shouted for more.
"Planet of the Gods" by Robert Moore Williams
Practically there is no air in the cell except what percolates in through the extra heavily grated door.
"Within Prison Walls" by Thomas Mott Osborne
The air of antiquity had been perfectly reproduced, and this cell was as carefully equipped as its mates.
"The Riddle of the Night" by Thomas W. Hanshew
The air in his cell-like room was rather close, and he did not go to sleep readily.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
The great spaces are tubular air-channels built up by the cells.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
There are also air-cells in the bodies of birds.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
As the cork cells grow older, their protoplasmic contents disappear and are replaced by air.
"Cork: Its Origin and Industrial Uses" by Gilbert E. Stecher

In poetry:

Oh, ring harmonious voices
Of New Year's welcoming bells!
For the very air rejoices.
Through all its sounding cells!
"The News-Boy's Dream of the New Year" by Kate Seymour Maclean
h bells of Easter morn, oh solemn sounding bells,
Which fill the hollow cells
Of the blue April air with a most sweet refrain,
Ye fill my heart with pain.
"Easter Bells" by Kate Seymour Maclean
O give me music—for my soul doth faint;
I'm sick of noise and care, and now mine ear
Longs for some air of peace, some dying plaint,
That may the spirit from its cell unsphere.
"Fragments" by Henry Kirke White
Sunshine and air! bird-music and spring!
Merrily, merrily!—
Back to its cell each weary thing,
Wearily, wearily!
Our poor hearts, withered and dry and old,
Most at home in the cloister cold!
"If I Were A Monk, And If Thou Wert A Nun" by George MacDonald
Confine the monarch of the air
To some dim cage, in fierce despair
He droops his wing and dies;
While grov'lling man consents to dwell
Immured in vice's gloomy cell,
Nor e'er for freedom sighs.
"A Thought" by Peter John Allan

In news:

DOROTHY SMULLEN The coral fungi's "branches"€ launch spore-producing cells into the air to reproduce.
Perhaps a terrorist cell might pass on a plot to hijack a civilian airliner and crash it into an unsuspecting crowd knowing that surface-to-air missiles stand ready to shoot the airliner out of the sky.
Cell phones and their snappier smart phone cousins might as well be the air we breathe, they're so ubiquitous.
For reasons we don't fully understand, Yankees broadcaster David Cone gave out his cell- phone number on the air last week in Seattle.
An ingenious filtration system keeps air clean through a set of cell-like modules and a network of tubes that harnesses the organic technology of plants.
If Showtime's first season of " Sleeper Cell " had one failing when it aired last December, it was the finale.
The E-Series Air-Operated Diaphragm (AOD) pumps made of polyethylene (PE) provide the operational advantages and reliability during the wafer-creation phase of solar-cell manufacture, where a cutting liquid known as " slurry " is employed.
A fuel cell uses the chemical reaction between oxygen (from the air) and hydrogen (from a supply) to generate zero-emission electrical energy.
Cell phone video taken by a resident of the Coney Island houses shows a 7-year-old girl jumping up and down on an air conditioning unit in a third-story window.
The E-Series Air-Operated Diaphragm (AOD) pumps made of polyethylene (PE) provide the operational advantages and reliability during the wafer-creation phase of solar-cell manufacture, where a cutting liquid known as "slurry" is employed.
Funny-looking cells and an air of expectation.
A Delta Air Lines flight bound for the United States made an emergency landing Monday in Dublin because a passenger left a cell phone plugged into a socket in one of the aircraft's restrooms , police and aviation authorities said.
Planet Earth was struck Tuesday by a "space hurricane" with the potential to scramble cell phones and satellites, disrupt air traffic and electrical systems and cause trillions of dollars in damage.
Optional bladder assemblies having as much as two 85-LB lift air cells can be easily mounted.
An engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory patented a zinc -air fuel cell that was recently licensed to Zinc Air Inc, Kalispell, Mont.

In science:

The two side peaks are due to the coupling between the static birefringence of the Faraday cell and CottonMouton effect of the air.
Building a 3.5 m prototype interferometer for the Q & A vacuum birefringence experiment and high precision ellipsometry
It provides the departures, at grid cell level, from the 30 year mean (anomalies) of upper air specific humidity fields of each of the nodes.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
To be definite, we assume that the Hele-Shaw cell contains a bounded droplet of water surrounded by an infinite “sea” of oil (another possible experimental set-up is an air bubble surrounded by oil or water).
Random matrices and Laplacian growth
The spheres might be cells, or particles, or soap bubbles floating on the surface of a liquid (2-dimensional motion) or in the air (3-dimensional motion).
Brownian Dynamics of Globules
Due to slow diffusion of water through the cells of wood, the moisture content of wood is slower to reach a state of equilibrium than that of air.
Music in Terms of Science
It also describes viscous fingering in Hele-Shaw cells, where a bubble of fluid, such as air, displaces a more viscous fluid, such as oil, in the narrow gap between parallel flat plates.
Conformal mapping methods for interfacial dynamics
The heat balance considers: heat exchanged with the air around a fuel cell, heat exchanged with the cell’s neighbours, and heat released by the cell during combustion.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
The fluid is air at atmospheric pressure, the cell height is 6.3 m.
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
Lorenz as a simplified model for atmospheric turbulence in a vertical air cell beneath a thunderhead .
Algorithmic Integrability Tests for Nonlinear Differential and Lattice Equations
Br¨ummer, ”Roll and cell convection in winter-time arctic cold-air outbreaks,” J.
Large-scale instabilities in a non-rotating turbulent convection
We focus instead the beam in a vacuum cell with a 3 m focal distance lens, to a beam waist at the location close to the transition of vacuum to air.
Effect of light polarization on plasma distribution and filament formation