unicellular

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

adjective

having or consisting of a single cell.

Origin of unicellular

First recorded in 1855–60; uni- + cellular

Related forms

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

unicellularity, 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 forms

u′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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