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Antonyms for multicellular

acellular, noncellular.

Usage examples for multicellular

  1. Can we conceive of an indestructible thing - be it unicellular or multicellular alive or robotic, composed of independent individuals or acting in perfect, centrally- dictated unison? – Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema by Sam Vaknin
  2. But the cells remain united to each other and form multicellular individuals, which increase by cell division and which at times in the lowest stages are divided at regular intervals into smaller individuals, perhaps even at last into single cells, but from which there are periodically given off cells that develop as germ cells into new multicellular individuals. – A Mechanico-Physiological Theory of Organic Evolution by Carl Von Nägeli
  3. With the exception of sponges, concerning the exact relations of which there is still dispute, and of a few sets of parasitic and possibly degenerate creatures, all animals, the bodies of which are multicellular from the simple fresh- water hydra up to man, are divided into two great groups. – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
  4. Indeed, all the bodies of the most complex animals- including ourselves- originate as simple cells, and in the individual history of each of us divide and multiply just as do the cells which exist independently; only in multicellular organisms each cell must be regarded as an individual, modified to serve a special purpose, one cell differentiated to start a lineage of nerve cells, another a lineage of digestive cells, yet another for the reproduction of the species, and so on, each group of cells taking on its special use, but the power of division remaining with the modified cell. – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  5. In all higher, that is, multicellular organisms, the germ- substance is the source of all transmissible variations, and this germ- plasm is not a simple substance but is made up of many primary constituents. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  6. The transit, we are told, from the unicellular to the multicellular organism cannot be explained by individualism, but implies a diminution of the competitive, an increase of the social and subordinative tendency. – The Faith of the Millions (2nd series) by George Tyrrell
  7. Every multicellular animal must first have existed as a single cell, the impregnated ovum. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  8. True multicellular glands also occur. – The Nature of Animal Light by E. Newton Harvey
  9. From the fact that the younger generation of cells, instead of separating from each other and growing to independent plant individuals, remain united with each other, multicellular plants arise from unicellular. – A Mechanico-Physiological Theory of Organic Evolution by Carl Von Nägeli
  10. 2 is represented the path of a primitive multicellular organism before the effects of competition produced or fostered its mortality. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly