• IPA(key): /ˈtsɛlə/
  • Hyphenation: Zel‧le
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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin (Ecclesiastical?) cella.


Zelle f ‎(genitive Zelle, plural Zellen)

  1. cell (room in a prison)
  2. cell (room in a monastery)
  3. cell (component of a battery)
  4. cell (small group of people)
  5. (cytology) cell
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 5/2010, page 106:
      Eine neue Generation hochauflösender Lichtmikroskope revolutioniert die Biologie: Erstmals können die Forscher auch molekulare Strukturen in lebenden Zellen beobachten.
      A new generation of high-resolution optical microscopes is revolutionizing biology: for the first time researchers are able to also watch molecular structures in living cells.
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Etymology 2Edit

Proper nounEdit

Zelle m, f ‎(genitive Zelles)

  1. A surname​.

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