[yoo-ni-kam-er-uh l]

Origin of unicameral

1850–55; uni- + Latin camer(a) chamber + -al1
Related formsu·ni·cam·er·al·ism, nounu·ni·cam·er·al·ly, adverb
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Contemporary Examples of unicameral

  • Nebraska, with its unicameral legislature, would be an exception.

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Historical Examples of unicameral

British Dictionary definitions for unicameral


  1. of or characterized by a single legislative chamber
Derived Formsunicameralism, noununicameralist, noununicamerally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unicameral

1853, from uni- "one" + Late Latin camera "chamber" (see camera).

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unicameral in Medicine


  1. Monolocular.
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