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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.
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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
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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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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.
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eukaryote

An organism whose cells have a nucleus and membrane-bound organelles.
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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
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Translations
eukaryota
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eucaryote
איקריוטיים
eukariot
eukaryota
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eukaryota
eukaryota
eukaryoten
eukaryota
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