Definition of air cell in English:

air cell


  • 1Zoology and Anatomy. A specialized air-filled cavity within the body.

  • 2Botany. An intercellular space in the tissue (especially the stem) of a plant; an air cavity.

  • 3An air-filled compartment or cavity in a manufactured article or natural substance.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From air + cell. In sense 1a perhaps after French cellule aérienne.


air cell

/ˈɛː sɛl/