[muhl-tee-sel-yuh-ler, muhl-tahy-]


composed of several or many cells.

Origin of multicellular

First recorded in 1855–60; multi- + cellular Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for multicellular

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

multicellular in Medicine


[mŭl′tē-sĕlyə-lər, -tī-]


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



Having or consisting of many cells. Compare unicellular.
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