multicellular

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj multicellular consisting of many cells "multicellular organisms"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Multicellular Consisting of, or having, many cells or more than one cell.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • multicellular Having several cells; consisting of several cells; many-celled: as, a multicellular organism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Multicellular mul-ti-sel′ū-lar having many cells.
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Usage

In literature:

But we must proceed to examine the behavior of the various kinds of cells of which the various multicellular organisms are composed.
"Q. E. D., or New Light on the Doctrine of Creation" by George McCready Price
It had been assumed that the body of the multicellular animal or plant was made of independent units.
"The Story of the Living Machine" by H. W. Conn
Thus, as in indubitable multicellular animals, division of labour has begun.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
Unicellular life long precedes multicellular.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
True multicellular glands also occur.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey
Multicellularity, 7, 32, 83.
"Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego" by Sigmund Freud
The phylum Porifera or Spongiae includes the simplest of the Metazoa or multicellular animals.
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale
We must not, however, confine attention to the higher multicellular animals and plants.
"Household Administration" by Various
The fertilized egg enlarges and becomes multicellular, forming the embryo.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
Multicellular organisms, on the other hand, must perish after a definite duration of life, and so are mortal.
"The Biological Problem of To-day" by Oscar Hertwig
Development of a multicellular organism.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
One is, that some forms present the beginning of a multicellular condition.
"Stories of the Universe: Animal Life" by B. Lindsay
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In news:

The Cambrian explosion (around 600 million years ago) did in fact generate many new multicellular organisms with new body plans in a relatively short time (tens of millions of years).
Each filament of the new Desulfobulbaceae doesn't merely represent the end-to-end alignment of many individual microbes , but should be a considered a single multicellular organism, said Nielsen.
Under artificial pressure to become larger, single-celled yeast became multicellular creatures.
Multicellular yeast with red dead cells.
The best-known animal hormones are those produced by endocrine glands of vertebrate animals but hormones are produced by nearly every organ system and tissue type in a multicellular organism.
Yeast selected to settle more quickly through a test tube evolved into multicellular, snowflake-like clusters in just 2 weeks, or about 100 generations.
The clusters evolved to be larger, produce multicellular progeny, and even show differentiation o.
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In science:

It was only with originations of Eukaryotes circa 2Gya and and of multicellular life circa 600Mya that we have any appreciable jump in complexity over the previous 2 billion years of bacterial life.
The influence of parsimony and randomness on complexity growth in Tierra
Ottino, “Experimental and computational studies of mixing in complex stokes flows: the vortex mixing flow and multicellular cavity flows,” J.
Measures of mixing quality in open flows with chaotic advection
The considered scenario is general enough to represent several key instances of modern wireless networks such as a multicellular network, a peer-to-peer network (interference channel), and a wireless network equipped with femtocells.
Potential Games for Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multipoint-to-Multipoint CDMA Wireless Data Networks
Uplink of a Multi-cel l wireless network : If we assume that the B receivers are base stations (BSs) and/or access points (APs), and that the transmitters are mobile users, model (4) does represent the uplink of a multicellular network, like, for instance, the one considered in .
Potential Games for Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multipoint-to-Multipoint CDMA Wireless Data Networks
Multicellularity evolved at least ten times.
Definability in the Real Universe
Coupling cell movement to multicellular development in myxobacteria.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
One can then run simulations of multicellular development in space and time and observe the resulting organism.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Genes make up the interacting parts of the cell but they do not contain the information that orders, organizes and structures the dynamic development of multicellular systems.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
CENEs (developmental control networks) contain the global control information for multicellular development.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
The simulations of multicellular development of such organisms was done with software based on the theoretical framework.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Just as in the development of normal bilateral multicellular organisms, the cell orientation of gynandromorphs allows the consistent development of these pseudo bilateral halves of the gynandromorphs [108].
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
In these multicellular organisms the two halves are morphological mirrors of one another, just the cell differentiation states are different (as indicated by the different colors in the left Fig.4a).
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Since the same initial cell type can lead to two different morphologies in the two bilateral halves of gynandromorphs, the genome and not the containing cell is the prime driver of multicellular morphology.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
In silico multicellular systems biology and minimal genomes.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Almost all the available fossil data come from the Phanerozoic eon, the last 540 million years, during which multicellular life has dominated the planet.
Simple models of evolution and extinction
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