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unicellular

[ yoo-nuh-sel-yuh-ler ]
/ ˌyu nəˈsɛl yə lər /
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adjective
having or consisting of a single cell.
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Origin of unicellular

First recorded in 1855–60; uni- + cellular

OTHER WORDS FROM unicellular

u·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 forms of unicellular

unicellularity, noun
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Scientific definitions for unicellular

unicellular
[ yōō′nĭ-sĕlyə-lər ]

Having or consisting of a single cell. Compare multicellular.
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