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 (yo͞o-kăr′ē-ōt′, -ē-ət)
Variant of eukaryote.
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(Biology) a variant spelling of eukaryote
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or eu•car•y•ote

(yuˈkær iˌoʊt, -i ət)

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.
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Noun1.eucaryote - 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
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References in periodicals archive ?
Pleger, "[6N]methyl adenine in the nuclear DNA of a eucaryote, Tetrahymena pyriformis," The Journal of Cell Biology, vol.
The values of [summation] regular Steranes/[summation] Hopanes are usually used to represent the inputs of eucaryote (mainly alga and advanced plant) and procaryote (bacterium) in the parent materials of crude oil.
Purification and characterization of and iron contianing superoxide dismutase from a eucaryote, Gink biloba Arch.
Status of selected unicellular eucaryote pathogens, and prevalence and histopathology of inclusions containing obligate procaryote parasites, in commercial bivalve mollusks from Maryland estuaries.