unicellular

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unicellular (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Describing any microorganism that has a single cell

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unicellular (plural unicellulars)

  1. A single-celled organism; a unicell.
    • 1931, Ezra Bowen, An hypothesis of population growth‎
      Among unicellulars, the rate of increase is beyond belief.
    • 1986, Johan A J Metz, O Diekmann, The dynamics of physiologically structured populations‎
      In unicellulars the uncoupling of the various nutritional and energy sources is much more widely spread.
    • 2006, J Arthur Thomson, Heredity‎
      More or less distinct specialisation of reproductive elements in some unicellulars.

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