Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or consisting of one cell; one-celled.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of a single cell, as some infusorians and some cryptogams; pertaining to or exhibiting only a single cell, as most of the protozoan animals and protophytic plants, and the undeveloped ova of all metazoan animals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having, or consisting of, but a single cell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective biology Describing any microorganism that has a single cell
  • noun A single-celled organism; a unicell.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having or consisting of a single cell

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Examples

  • Cytosine deamination, controlled variation and the immunological functions are nicely linked and analogous systems in unicellular organisms can be found.

    Controlled Pathways

  • Cytosine deamination, controlled variation and the immunological functions are nicely linked and analogous systems in unicellular organisms can be found.

    Controlled Pathways

  • So Mike has been cataloging a number of components that have one use in unicellular life, and a different use in multicellular life, to show that front loaded designs wouldn't necessarily be lost in the future.

    A Tetrahymena Puzzle

  • For example purposeful behavior surely occurred in unicellular eukaryotic ancestors of modern organisms like paramecia and euglena who perform rather complex adaptive movements.

    Coordinated Evolution

  • A prediction of front-loading is genes required for multicellularity being discovered in unicellular organisms, and I have previously suggested looking at amoebae, one of the oldest eukaryotes.

    2007 January - Telic Thoughts

  • A prediction of front-loading is genes required for multicellularity being discovered in unicellular organisms, and I have previously suggested looking at amoebae, one of the oldest eukaryotes.

    Amoeba supports front-loading

  • As one who believes that mutations in unicellular organisms are not random this proposal is particularly intriguing.

    A Genomic Balancing Act

  • Have RAs or related molecules been discovered in unicellular organisms?

    Ancient signalling machinery

  • "Have RAs or related molecules been discovered in unicellular organisms?"

    Ancient signalling machinery

  • If we can't find RAs or related molecules (that they could have evolved from) in unicellular organisms, then it would seem to point to at least a second design event, wouldn't it?

    Ancient signalling machinery

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