air cell


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air′ cell`


n.
a cavity or receptacle of the body that contains air.
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Noun1.air cell - a tiny sac for holding air in the lungsair cell - a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways
lung - either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
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600,000,000 air cells in one pair of lungs, and 2,000 pores to a square inch of surface; so you see what quantities of air we must have, and what care we should take of our skin so all the little doors will open and shut right.
now school is dismissed, and I advise you to go and refresh your 600,000,000 air cells by a brisk run in the garden.
Ice has its grain as well as wood, and when a cake begins to rot or "comb," that is, assume the appearance of honeycomb, whatever may be its position, the air cells are at right angles with what was the water surface.
Contract notice: provision for the sdis 34, an air cell of first intervention and fight against the forest fires consisting of airplanes bombers of water with crews
Air cell size was determined using a tripod micrometer.
The war media cell said in a statement that according to the Iraqi National Intelligence Service, and in coordination with the air cell information , the Sukhoi aircraft of the Iraqi Air Force carried out four strikes targeted the camp (The Cubs of Khelafa) and a laboratory for booby-trapping and shielding the vehicles in al-Qaim, in addition to the targeting of a store for improvised explosive devices inside a school and a site for improvised explosive devices and explosive materials in Akashat area.
Pneumatized air cells present in the zygomatic process of the temporal bone, which appears similar to the mastoid air cells and which does not extend further anteriorly than the zygomatico-temporal suture, entitled as zygomatic air cell defect (ZACD).
A frictionless boundary wall that limits the lateral inclination of the lateral air cell was placed at 10[degrees] to the vertical axis, accounting for the constraining effect of the fabric cover of the cushion.
I had my own project focused on analyzing under a microscope the air cell size and distributions of whipped toppings and icings and then related the data to various process parameters searching for possible improvements.
Lindstrand USA in headquartered in South Boston, Virginia and is engaged in the manufacture of lighter-than-air vehicles and air cell inflatable structures.
It also has air cell massage seats, power adjustable leg supports for extra comfort, and a centre console which houses a cool box big enough to fit any refreshment.
As an egg ages, its air cell grows, forming a bubble that causes the egg to float.