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eu·kar·y·ote

also eu·car·y·ote  (yo͞o-kăr′ē-ōt, -ē-ət)
n.
Any of various single-celled or multicellular organisms of the domain Eukaryota, characterized by cells that contain a distinct membrane-bound nucleus and by the occurrence of DNA transcription inside the nucleus and protein synthesis in the cytoplasm, in contrast to prokaryotes.

[eu- + Greek karuōtos, having nuts (from karuon, nut; see kar- in Indo-European roots).]

eu·kar′y·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.

eukaryote

(juːˈkærɪˌɒt) or

eucaryote

n
(Biology) any member of the Eukarya, a domain of organisms having cells each with a distinct nucleus within which the genetic material is contained. Eukaryotes include protoctists, fungi, plants, and animals. Compare prokaryote
[from eu- + karyo- + -ote as in zygote]
eukaryotic, eucaryotic adj

eu•kar•y•ote

or eu•car•y•ote

(yuˈkær iˌoʊt, -i ət)

n.
any organism with a fundamental cell type containing a distinct membrane-bound nucleus.
Compare prokaryote.
[< New Latin Eukaryota, earlier Eucaryotes (1925) “those having a true nucleus” =eu- eu- + Greek káry(on) nut, kernel (see karyo-) + New Latin -ota, -otes; see -ote]
eu•kar`y•ot′ic (-ˈɒt ɪk) adj.

eu·kar·y·ote

(yo͞o-kăr′ē-ōt)
An organism whose cells contain a nucleus surrounded by a membrane. All organisms except for bacteria, cyanobacteria, and the bacteria-like organisms known as archaea are eukaryotes. Compare prokaryote.

eukaryote

An organism whose cells have a nucleus and membrane-bound organelles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eukaryote - an organism with cells characteristic of all life forms except primitive microorganisms such as bacteria; i.e. an organism with `good' or membrane-bound nuclei in its cells
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
procaryote, prokaryote - 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
Translations
eukaryota
EukaryotEukaryote
eucarionteeukarya
eukarüoot
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eucaryote
איקריוטיים
eukariot
eukaryota
heilkjörnungur
eukaryota
eukaryota
eukaryoten
eukaryota
References in periodicals archive ?
Taxonomically, Caryospora species, belong to Eukaryota domain, Corticata superkingdom, Chromista kingdom, Harosa subkingdom, Halvaria infrakingdom, Alveolata superphylum, the Miozoa phylum, Myzozoa subphylum, Avicomplexa infraphylum, the Sporozoa superclass, Coccidiomorphea class, Coccidia subclass, the Eimeriida order, and the Eimeriidae family and consists of cyst-forming protozoan parasites found in the intestine of various species of reptiles and birds.
It belongs to Eukaryota domain, Protozoa kingdom, Amoebozoa phylum, Archamoebae class, and Entamoeba genus.
Eukaryotes are formally the taxon Eukarya or Eukaryota.