eucaryote


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eu·car·y·ote

 (yo͞o-kăr′ē-ōt′, -ē-ət)
n.
Variant of eukaryote.

eucaryote

(juːˈkærɪˌɒt)
n
(Biology) a variant spelling of eukaryote

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.
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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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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.
MALDI/MS peptide mass fingerprinting for proteome analysis: identification of hydrophobic proteins attached to eucaryote keratinocyte cytoplasmic membrane using different matrices in concert".