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Related to procaryote: eucaryote
Variant of prokaryote.
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(Biology) a variant spelling of prokaryote
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or pro•car•y•ote(proʊˈkær iˌoʊt, -i ət)
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.
pro•kar`y•ot′ic (-ˈɒt ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||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|
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