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celestial navigation navigation based on the position of the sun, moon, and stars.
celestial pole either of two points in the celestial sphere that the earth's axis would intersect if it were extended.
celestial sphere the infinitely large, imaginary sphere around the earth in which the stars, planets, and other celestial objects seem to be located.
celiac having to do with the abdomen or the abdominal cavity. [2 definitions]
celiac disease a disease caused by an inability to properly digest gluten, characterized by malnutrition and diarrhea.
celibacy the state of being unmarried, esp. as the result of a religious vow. [2 definitions]
celibate an unmarried person, esp. one who has taken a religious vow not to marry. [4 definitions]
cell a microscopic unit of plant or animal life, usually containing a nucleus and surrounded by a very thin membrane. [4 definitions]
cellar a room or rooms wholly or partly underground and usu. beneath a building; basement. [4 definitions]
cellarage a charge for storing things in a cellar. [3 definitions]
cellarer one who is in charge of the supply of food and drink at a monastery or the like.
cellaret a cabinet or stand used to hold bottles of wine, liquor, or the like.
cell block a unit consisting of multiple cells in a prison.
cellist a person who plays the cello, esp. one who does so professionally.
cell line a cell culture produced from a single cell.
cellmate a person that one shares a prison or jail cell with.
cell membrane the semipermeable membrane that encloses the contents of a cell; plasma membrane.
cello a large four-stringed instrument of the violin family with a pitch lower than that of the viola but higher than that of the double bass; violoncello.
cellophane a thin, transparent cellulose wrapping. [2 definitions]
cellophane noodle an extremely thin, transparent Oriental noodle.
cell phone a mobile telephone that operates using radio signals and therefore requires no wires. A cell phone is part of a system composed of many low-power radio transmitters located in "cells" across a region and will receive a radio signal from whichever transmitter in the system is closest; cellular phone.