mul·​ti·​celled ˌməl-tē-ˈseld How to pronounce multicelled (audio)
variants or multicell or multi-celled or multi-cell
: having, consisting of, or involving more than one and usually many cells
a multicell battery
multi-cell thunderstorms
especially : multicellular
multicelled plants and animals
multi-celled life

Examples of multicelled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Levin and Douglas Blackiston, a member of his laboratory at the Allen Discovery Center of Tufts University, brought together nascent skin and muscle cells from a frog embryo and shaped the multicelled assemblies by hand. Quanta Magazine, 31 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multicelled was in 1884

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“Multicelled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


mul·​ti·​celled ˌməl-tē-ˈseld, ˌməl-ˌtī- How to pronounce multicelled (audio)
variants or multi-celled
: multicellular
multicelled animals
a multi-celled organism
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