Unicellular U`ni*cel"lu*lar, a. [Uni- + cellular.] Having, or consisting of, but a single cell; as, a unicellular organism. [1913 Webster]

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  • unicellular — 1858; see UNI (Cf. uni ) + CELLULAR (Cf. cellular) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unicellular — ► ADJECTIVE Biology ▪ consisting of a single cell …   English terms dictionary

  • unicellular — [yo͞o΄nə sel′yo͞o lər] adj. [ UNI + CELLULAR] having or consisting of a single cell …   English World dictionary

  • unicellular — Composed of but one cell, as in the protozoons; for such u. organisms capable of undertaking life processes independently of other cells, the term acellular is also used. * * * uni·cel·lu·lar .yü ni sel yə lər adj having or consisting of a single …   Medical dictionary

  • unicellular — UK [ˌjuːnɪˈseljʊlə(r)] / US [ˌjunɪˈseljələr] adjective biology a unicellular living thing consists of one cell only. Amoebas are unicellular …   English dictionary

  • unicellular — adjective Date: 1858 having or consisting of a single cell < unicellular microorganisms > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unicellular — adj. describing organisms or tissues that consist of a single cell. Unicellular organisms include the protozoans, most bacteria, and some fungi …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • unicellular — adj. [L. unus, one; cellula, small chamber] Consisting of only one cell …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • unicellular — unicellularity, n. /yooh neuh sel yeuh leuhr/, adj. having or consisting of a single cell. [1855 60; UNI + CELLULAR] * * * …   Universalium

  • unicellular — 1. adjective Describing any microorganism that has a single cell See Also: multicellular 2. noun A single celled organism; a unicell. Among unicellulars, the rate of increase is beyond bel …   Wiktionary