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celiac disease a disease occurring in young children that is caused by an inability to properly digest food and that is 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.
cellist a person who plays the cello, esp. one who does so professionally.
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.
cellular of, pertaining to, or resembling cells. [2 definitions]
cellular phone a mobile telephone that operates using radio signals and therefore requires no wires. A cellular 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; cell phone.
cellulite fatty deposits, especially in the area of the hips and thighs, which create a dimpled appearance on the surface of these areas.
cellulitis a bacterial infection of the inner layers of skin.
celluloid a flammable, brittle material used esp. for motion picture film. [2 definitions]
cellulose an inert carbohydrate that is the main element of plant tissue, used in manufacturing paper, cellophane, textiles, and the like.