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unicellular

[yoo-nuh-sel-yuh-ler] /ˌyu nəˈsɛl yə lər/
adjective
1.
having or consisting of a single cell.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; uni- + cellular
Related forms
unicellularity, noun
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  • They dumped unicellular yeast into a tube of liquid food and waited a few minutes for the cells to settle.
British Dictionary definitions for unicellular

unicellular

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

1858; see uni- + cellular.

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unicellular in Medicine

unicellular u·ni·cel·lu·lar (yōō'nĭ-sěl'yə-lər)
adj.
Having or consisting of a single cell, as the protozoans; one-celled.


u'ni·cel'lu·lar'i·ty (-lār'ĭ-tē) n.
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unicellular in Science
unicellular
  (y'nĭ-sěl'yə-lər)   
Having or consisting of a single cell. Compare multicellular.
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