cell
An autonomous self-replicating unit (in principle) that may constitute an organism (in the case of unicellular organisms) or be a subunit of multicellular organisms in which individual cells may be more or less specialized (differentiated) for particular functions. All living organisms are composed of one or more cells. Implicit in this definition is that viruses are not living organisms - and since they cannot exist independently, this seems reasonable.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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