unicellular

[yoo-nuh-sel-yuh-ler]

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

adjective
  1. (of organisms, such as protozoans and certain algae) consisting of a single cell
Derived Formsunicellularity, noun
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Word Origin and History for unicellular
adj.

1858; see uni- + cellular.

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unicellular in Medicine

unicellular

[yōō′nĭ-sĕlyə-lər]
adj.
  1. 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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unicellular in Science

unicellular

[yōō′nĭ-sĕlyə-lər]
  1. Having or consisting of a single cell. Compare multicellular.
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