cella definition

  • noun:
    • The inner room or sanctuary of an old Greek or Roman temple, in which the statue associated with the god ended up being situated.
    • In Byzantine architecture, the area of a centrally planned church in which the liturgy is performed.
    • The part enclosed within the wall space of a historical temple, as distinguished through the available porticos.
    • The part inclosed inside the wall space of a historical temple, as distinguished through the open porticoes.
    • the area or chamber which formed the nucleus of an ancient Greek or Roman temple and contained the picture of deity, as distinguished through the additional areas, porticos, etc., frequently with the cella to create the complete temple.
    • In anat., biol., and zoology, a cell; a cellula.
    • A hole or hollow formed at foot of a waterfall or fast by the continued activity associated with liquid.

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