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 belief.

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  • 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

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