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

Examples of celled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All of us multi-celled creatures -- the metazoans -- are the result of an evolutionary compromise. George Johnson, Discover Magazine, 23 June 2013 These single-celled, photosynthesizing bacteria do not produce it. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 29 July 2014 Toxoplasma gondii is a single-celled parasite that can persist in the bodies of humans and other animals for as long as a lifetime. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Dec. 2022 Namely, a safe place to hide from predators and a source of food in the form of small, single-celled alga that grow on red seaweed plants, reports Erik Stokstad for Science. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 July 2022 The single-celled parasite is too small to see with the naked eye and survives inside soil, water, raw meat, and animals’ bodies. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Dec. 2021 In the single-celled parasite that causes malaria, messing up its lysosome kills it. Popular Science, 15 Dec. 2020 The woman inmate was housed with her regular unit until evacuation, and then was housed in a celled unit once at Deer Ridge, Black said. oregonlive, 16 Sep. 2020 Some Fresh Express bags of salad should be thrown out because they could be infected with a harmful, single-celled parasite called Cyclospora cayetanensis, federal food safety officials said this week. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 29 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1761, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of celled was in 1761

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“Celled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celled. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


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