celled

adjective
\ˈseld \

Definition of celled 

: having (such or so many) cells used in combination single-celled organisms

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Instead, the transposon’s RNA teams up with two proteins to allow the two-celled embryos to continue developing. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, "Don’t call it junk—This ‘jumping’ gene may be why you made it past an embryo," 21 June 2018 Billions of years ago the single-celled common ancestor of all life on earth split into bacteria and archaea, according to evolutionary theory. Prachi Patel, Scientific American, "Engineered Microbe Shakes Up the Tree of Life," 13 July 2018 The question is whether or not the untold billions being invested into all-electric cars is any smarter, wiser or more prudent money than the untold billions that were mostly wasted on fuel celled cars. Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "Promises, Promises," 22 June 2018 When Niakan removed the gene in the human embryos, the majority of embryos failed to develop to the eight-celled blastocyst stage after seven days: a crucial stage from which the essential elements of the placenta and the embryo proper form. Alice Park, Time, "Researchers are Now Editing Genomes of Human Embryos," 20 Sep. 2017 Within less than a hundred generations in the lab, the Chlorella began coming together to form clusters, eventually settling on eight-celled colonies. Mark Strauss, National Geographic, "You May Owe Your Existence to Tiny Vampires," 9 June 2016 One-celled embryos were modified with the popular gene editing technology CRISPR, according to the story, which was picked up by the biomedical news site Stat, a sister publication to the Boston Globe. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Unconfirmed report says genetically modified human embryos created for first time," 27 July 2017 Within less than a hundred generations in the lab, the Chlorella began coming together to form clusters, eventually settling on eight-celled colonies. Mark Strauss, National Geographic, "You May Owe Your Existence to Tiny Vampires," 9 June 2016

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1761, in the meaning defined above

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celled

adjective
\ˈseld \

Medical Definition of celled 

: having (such or so many) cells used in combination single-celled organisms

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