- 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 cell <\unicellular microorganisms>
* * *adj.describing organisms or tissues that consist of a single cell. Unicellular organisms include the protozoans, most bacteria, and some fungi.
* * *uni·cel·lu·lar (u″nĭ-selґu-lər) [uni- + cellular] made up of but a single cell, as the bacteria.
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unicellular — adjective Date: 1858 having or consisting of a single cell < unicellular microorganisms > … New Collegiate Dictionary
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unicellular — unicellularity, n. /yooh neuh sel yeuh leuhr/, adj. having or consisting of a single cell. [1855 60; UNI + CELLULAR] * * * … Universalium
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