procaryote


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pro·car·y·ote

 (prō-kăr′ē-ōt′)
n.
Variant of prokaryote.

procaryote

(prəʊˈkærɪɒt)
n
(Biology) a variant spelling of prokaryote

pro•kar•y•ote

or pro•car•y•ote

(proʊˈkær iˌoʊt, -i ət)

n.
any one-celled organism that lacks a distinct membrane-bound nucleus and has its genetic material in the form of a continuous strand forming loops or coils: characteristic of monerans. Compare eukaryote.
[taken as singular of New Latin Prokaryota, earlier Procaryotes (1925); see pro-2, eukaryote]
pro•kar`y•ot′ic (-ˈɒt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.procaryote - a unicellular organism having cells lacking membrane-bound nuclei; bacteria are the prime example but also included are blue-green algae and actinomycetes and mycoplasma
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
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Status of selected unicellular eukaryote pathogens, and prevalence and histopathology of inclusions containing obligate procaryote parasites, in commercial bivalve mollusks from Maryland estuaries.
Photoadaptation and protection against active forms of oxygen in the symbiotic procaryote Prochloron sp.
By hydrolyzing the peptidoglycans of procaryote cell walls, human milk LZ has a bacteriolytic function and plays a role, together with secretory IgA and lactoferrin, in the passive protection of breast-fed newborns (7, 8).
Cyanobacteria (or Cyanophyta--Blue green algae) are belong to procaryote group and distributed not only in many freshwater reservoirs, including hot springs, remaining volcanoes, but also in different soils.
Status of selected unicellular eucaryote pathogens, and prevalence and histopathology of inclusions containing obligate procaryote parasites, in commercial bivalve mollusks from Maryland estuaries.
Cladistic analysis of blue-green procaryote interrelationships and chloroplast origin based on 16S rRNA oligonucleotide catalogues.