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unicellular

 [u″nĭ-sel´u-lar]
made up of a single cell, as the bacteria.

u·ni·cel·lu·lar

(yū'ni-sel'yū-lăr),
Composed of but one cell, as in the protozoons; for such unicellular organisms capable of undertaking life processes independently of other cells, the term acellular is also used.

unicellular

(yo͞o′nĭ-sĕl′yə-lər)
adj.
Having or consisting of one cell; one-celled: unicellular organisms.

u′ni·cel′lu·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē, -lâr′-) n.

u·ni·cel·lu·lar

(yū'ni-sel'yū-lăr)
Composed of but one cell, as in the protozoa (or protozoans). For such unicellular organisms capable of undertaking life processes independently of other cells, the term "acellular" is also used.

unicellular

Consisting of a single cell, as in a unicellular organism.

unicellular

see ACELLULAR.
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