cell wall


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cell wall a rigid layer of polysaccharides enclosing the membrane of plant and prokaryotic cells; maintains the shape of the cell and serves as a protective barrier
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  • Eugene O'Neill
    Eugene O'Neill
    “Life is a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.”


In literature:

First a low, rumbling, clanging sound, like the beating of metallic gongs in the distance, came through the walls and filled the cell.
"Eleven Possible Cases" by Frank R. Stockton
With a faint click, a loaded tray passed through a slot in the rear wall of Albert Johnson's cell.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Someone was knocking lightly on the wall of the adjoining cell.
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
The sunshine flooded all the upper part of his cell, midway down the walls.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Looking out of the upper windows in the outer wall, from the door of my cell, I can see that the morning is cloudy and threatening.
"Within Prison Walls" by Thomas Mott Osborne
This is the only direct evidence that has been reported that calcium has any connection with cell-wall formation.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
With the door closed the cell was dark, save for the twilight filtering through the barred windows high up along the wall.
"The Broken Gate" by Emerson Hough
In the one case the primordial plasma formed in the cellulose cell wall a stimulus-proof covering.
"A Mechanico-Physiological Theory of Organic Evolution" by Carl Von Nägeli
I found myself in a mere cell of a room, with two dormer windows facing a disorderly vista of chimney-pots and brick walls.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
The substance of which cell-walls are mainly composed is called CELLULOSE.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray

In poetry:

Humble home. But rum, and charcoal
Grog of sketches on the wall,
And the cell becomes a mansion,
And the garret is a hall.
"Humble home. But rum, and charcoal..." by Boris Pasternak
VI. For many a pilgrim has pillow'd his head
In that CELL that now moulders away,
And many a brave chief and warrior has bled
Near these walls that now fall to decay.
"Fragment XVI." by Sydney Owenson
``Then will you 'mid deserted Abbey walls
Hear both the matin and the vesper bell,
The girdled Brothers chanting in their stalls,
And see the Prior praying in his cell.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
Yet when I am alone my eyes say, Come.
My hands cannot be still.
In that first moment all my senses ache,
Cells, that were empty fill,
The clay walls shake,
And unimprisoned thought runs where it will.
"Perversities - II" by John Freeman
"Then into his dungeon I locked the drone,
And left him to feed there all alone
In the honey-cells of his golden hive:
Never a prayer, nor a cry, nor a groan
Was heard from those massive walls of stone,
Nor again was the Kalif seen alive!
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Spanish Jew's Tale; Kambalu" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

A heat-tolerant enzyme capable of breaking down the plant cell walls of biomass into biofuel was found in the hot springs of Russia's remote Kamchatka Peninsula.
The sliding Blast Freezer Curtain Wall is a light, safe, and affordable airflow and thermal barrier for blast freezer cells.
Scientists have found that eating dark chocolate appears to improve the function of important cells lining the wall of blood vessels for at least three hours.
Chris Brymer shuffles into a brightly lit, white-walled cell in a windowless corner of San Francisco County Jail Number 3 and eases his football player's frame into a plastic chair.
Manufactured by the liver, cholesterol is a critical building block of cell walls, hormones, and digestive juices.
A yeast cluster with the cell walls stained with the blue dye calcofluor.
There was the cell phone, CB radios, land line phones, telegraph, smoke signals and cave wall pictographs.
Here's a sentence from a recent Wall Street Journal piece on cell phones.
The new MultiTouch Cell Advanced is an LED-lit 46-inch touch display that?s 12 inches deep and can be integrated into wall or tabletop displays for retail and digital signage applications.
A new study from Stanford's Department of Chemistry reveals that the cell wall structure of Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium responsible for a broad range of diseases, depends on growth stage and nutrient availability.
Behind the walls of California's most restricted cell.
Instead, you endure this monstrously overproduced misfire with the numb apathy of a prisoner slowly throwing a ball against a cell wall.
N ever mind that you risk walking into walls or oncoming traffic while trying to type m.nytimes.com on a cell phone keyboard.
One picture shows a 12-year-old boy in a yellow jump suit staring at the wall of a tiny, windowless cell at a Mississippi detention center.
Mass murder suspect James Holmes was taken to the hospital this week after reportedly running headfirst into his jail cell wall, in what has been described by police as a "half- hearted suicide attempt," RadarOnline.com has learned.

In science:

Simulations necessarily use a finite simulation cell for these studies, where the electrolyte is confined between two charged walls.
Monte Carlo simulation of the electrical properties of electrolytes adsorbed in charged slit-systems
If these walls are far enough from each other, the DLs formed at the walls are independent of each other and a charge neutral bulk region is formed in the middle of the simulation cell.
Monte Carlo simulation of the electrical properties of electrolytes adsorbed in charged slit-systems
The simulation cell is closed by two hard walls on the left hand side of the left bulk region and on the right hand side of the right bulk region.
Monte Carlo simulation of the electrical properties of electrolytes adsorbed in charged slit-systems
Cellular behaviour, including important features of stem cells, tumours and infectious bacteria, is profoundly influenced by the chaos which is the environment within the cell walls.
The chaos within: exploring noise in cellular biology
The R71◦ wall has its normal s in the [1¯10] direction, so that it lies parallel to the diagonal plane in the primitive cell as shown in Fig. 2.
Bloch-type Domain Walls in Rhombohedral BaTiO3