microorganism

(redirected from Single-cell organism)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to Single-cell organism: unicellular, Unicellular organism

microorganism

[¦mī·krō′ȯr·gə‚niz·əm]
(microbiology)
A microscopic organism, including bacteria, protozoans, yeast, viruses, and algae.
References in periodicals archive ?
With the revolutionary advancement of synthetic nucleotides that can be maintained and replicated by a single-cell organism, Synthorx is exploring the natural and evolution-directed technologies to improve drug discovery.
Less than a tenth of a millimetre in diameter, thousands of the single-cell organism could be found in a glass of water.
Using the characteristics of collodictyon, Dr Tabrizi said scientists inferred that prehistoric eukaryotes were probably a single-cell organism with finger-like structures that it used to catch microscopic prey.
The next time proud parents go on about how their young child has learned to count, point out that a single-cell organism, Dictyostelium discoideum, can do the same or better.
This single-cell organism extrudes a polymer called poly-N-acetyl glucosamine.
But Richard Chapman of Utah University said: "Even a single-cell organism can detect a threatening chemical gradient and retreat from it.

Full browser ?