- having or consisting of a single cell.
Origin of unicellular
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Examples from the Web for unicellular
Protoplasmic movements, you know, and unicellular plants and animals.The Bacillus of Beauty
Infusoria and other unicellular animals multiply by division.The Beauties of Nature
Sir John Lubbock
The first grade includes only the Protozoa, or unicellular animals.Stories of the Universe: Animal Life
He demonstrated that the Gregarin are unicellular creatures.The Last Link
The phodella are peculiar symbiontes, or unicellular alg, comparable to the xanthell or zooxanthell of the other Radiolaria.
- (of organisms, such as protozoans and certain algae) consisting of a single cell
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Word Origin and History for unicellular
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- Having or consisting of a single cell, as the protozoans; one-celled.
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- Having or consisting of a single cell. Compare multicellular.
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