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cell

(Enemy combatants), noun enemy group, exxremist group, rebel organization, saboteurs, subversives, unnerground extremists
Associated concepts: enemy combatants, justice courts, miliiary tribunals, Patriotic Act, prison cells, sleeper cell, terrorist cell

cell

(jail), noun cage, cella, chamber, compartment, confined room, confinement, cubicle, cubiculum, enclosed cage, incarceration, jailhouse, penitentiary, pound, prison, prison house, small cavity, small room, solitary abode
See also: chamber, jail, penitentiary, prison

CELL. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.

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BPA exposure increases the percentage of mucous cells (Vv; Figure 4E), but the mass of mucous cells (Vs; Figure 4F) is increased only in the early exposure group.
In the lung, TFF2 protein expression is increased in mucous cells of allergen- challenged mice and is up-regulated in airway epithelial cells in subjects with asthma (Kuperman et al.
Mucous cells were observed between columnar epithelial cells in the epithelial layer, and these cells exhibited vacuoles in H-E stain and Masson triple stain (Figs.
Mucous cells (mucocytes) can occur singly or in clusters, and they have pale and sometimes foamy cytoplasm, a distinct cell boundary, and small, peripherally placed, compressed nuclei.
The exudation of mucus secretion would finally lead to a desiccation of the snail, and loss of mucous cells would prevent production of the very mucus that protects the surface of the snails from desiccation (Triebskorn & Kunast 1990).
Mucous cells can be sparse or inconspicuous, but their presence is required for a diagnosis; special stains for mucin--such as mucicarmine or alcian blue (figure 3)--might be needed to identify them.