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u·ni·cel·lu·lar

 (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.

unicellular

(ˌjuːnɪˈsɛljʊlə)
adj
(Microbiology) (of organisms, such as protozoans and certain algae) consisting of a single cell
ˌuniˌcelluˈlarity n

u•ni•cel•lu•lar

(ˌyu nəˈsɛl yə lər)

adj.
having or consisting of a single cell.
[1855–60]
u`ni•cel`lu•lar′i•ty, n.

u·ni·cel·lu·lar

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

unicellular

Consisting of one cell.
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Adj.1.unicellular - having or consisting of a single cellunicellular - having or consisting of a single cell
Translations
jednostaničan

unicellular

[ˈjuːnɪˈseljʊləʳ] ADJunicelular

u·ni·cel·lu·lar

a. unicelular, de una sola célula.
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The gametophyte consists of unicellular sterile hairs and lateral gametangia.
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The application of unicellular organisms to study the toxic effects of pesticides from contaminated wastewater is relatively new throughout the world.
Unicellular papillate hairs appeared on marginal, dorsal, and ventral surfaces of the gametophytes.
Lee of the Universiti Putra Malaysia evaluated various methods for extracting fatty acids and carotenoids from two microalgae species: Chaetoceros gracillis, a diatom, and Nannochloropsis occulata, a unicellular green alga.
Many unicellular organisms are eukaryotes, such as protozoa.
Anopheles mosquitoes infected with Plasmodium species - unicellular parasites - transmit the disease by biting.
When the plants die, the tissues (with the carbon) are consumed by protozoa or nematodes, tiny even unicellular creatures that live in soils.