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unicellular

 [u″nĭ-sel´u-lar]
made up of a single cell, as the bacteria.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

unicellular

Consisting of a single cell, as in a unicellular organism.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

unicellular

see ACELLULAR.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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