unicellular

[ yoo-nuh-sel-yuh-ler ]
/ ˌyu nəˈsɛl yə lər /
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adjective

having or consisting of a single cell.

Nearby words

  1. unibrow,
  2. unicameral,
  3. unicameral bone cyst,
  4. unicameral cyst,
  5. unicef,
  6. unicellular gland,
  7. unicellulate,
  8. unicode,
  9. unicolor,
  10. unicolour

Origin of unicellular

First recorded in 1855–60; uni- + cellular

Related formsu·ni·cel·lu·lar·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for unicellular

unicellular

/ (ˌjuːnɪˈsɛljʊlə) /

adjective

(of organisms, such as protozoans and certain algae) consisting of a single cell
Derived Formsunicellularity, noun

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Medicine definitions for unicellular

unicellular

[ yōō′nĭ-sĕlyə-lər ]

adj.

Having or consisting of a single cell, as the protozoans; one-celled.
Related formsu′ni•cel′lu•lari•ty (-lărĭ-tē) n.


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Science definitions for unicellular

unicellular

[ yōō′nĭ-sĕlyə-lər ]

Having or consisting of a single cell. Compare multicellular.
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