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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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Cone cells also react to light but are less sensitive to it.
During the study, the researchers were interested in how other genes that are active in the developing retina can act to promote the development of rod cells while suppressing the development of cone cells.
About 2 percent of white men can't distinguish green and red because they are missing the cone cells tuned to green light.
It's the first time you can resolve single cone cells in the retina," says Williams.
The mice in the study had genetic defects that killed off their rod and cone cells shortly after birth.
This condition results from an absence of color-sensitive pigment in the cone cells of the retina.
Without the underlying carpet of RPE cells, the rod and cone cells that respond to light cannot survive
As fewer cells in the macula (a small yellowish area of the retina where cone cells are most densely packed) (13) are able to function, people see details less clearly in front of them, such as faces or words in a book.
Rod and cone cells absorb light in the retina, then release neurotransmitters (chemical signals) to neurons in the optic nerve, or bundle of neurons (nerve cells).
These cells, called rod cells and cone cells, are attached to nerve cells that send signals to the brain.
ACHM is caused by mutations in a group of genes which make the cone cells concentrated in the central retina non-functional.