细胞

xìbāo - cell

A good biology word and one I ought to have learnt a long time ago. It is literally a slender womb. I chose the word today because we watched a TED talk by Stephen Wolfram about cellular automata (细胞自动机 - lit. cell automatic machine), which is a type of artificial life, but one that I've not tried myself. The below sentence is from dict.cn and is way too complex for me, but it was too relevant to my interests to ignore.

潜隐体一种处于发育阶段的疟疾寄生虫,在侵入红血细胞之前,寄生在体内组织中
A malarial parasite at the stage of development in which it inhabits bodily tissue before invading the red blood cells.

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