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multicellular

[ muhl-tee-sel-yuh-ler, muhl-tahy- ]
/ ˌmʌl tiˈsɛl yə lər, ˌmʌl taɪ- /
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adjective

composed of several or many cells.

Nearby words

multi-utility, multiaccess, multiarticular, multiaxial joint, multicast, multicellular, multichannel analyser, multicide, multicoil, multicollinearity, multicolor

Origin of multicellular

First recorded in 1855–60; multi- + cellular
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Word Origin and History for multicellular

multicellular


adj.

also multi-cellular, 1857, from multi- + cellular.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for multicellular

multicellular

[ mŭl′tē-sĕlyə-lər, -tī- ]

adj.

Having or consisting of many cells.
Related formsmul′ti•cel′lu•lari•ty (-lărĭ-tē) n.
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Science definitions for multicellular

multicellular

[ mŭl′tē-sĕlyə-lər ]

Having or consisting of many cells. Compare unicellular.
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