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eukaryote

noun eu·kary·ote \(ˌ)yü-ˈker-ē-ˌōt, -ət, -ˈka-rē-\

Definition of eukaryote

  1. :  any of a domain (Eukarya) or a higher taxonomic group (Eukaryota) above the kingdom that includes organisms composed of one or more cells containing visibly evident nuclei and organelles — compare archaea, bacterium, prokaryote

eu·kary·ot·ic play \-ˌker-ē-ˈä-tik, -ˌka-rē-\ adjective


Variants of eukaryote

also eu·cary·ote \(ˌ)yü-ˈker-ē-ˌōt, -ət, -ˈka-rē-\

Origin of eukaryote

New Latin Eukaryotes, proposed subdivision of protists, from eu- + kary- + -otes, plural noun suffix, from Greek -ōtos — more at -otic


First Known Use: 1943


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eukaryote

noun eu·kary·ote

Medical Definition of eukaryote

  1. :  any of a domain (Eukarya) or a higher taxonomic group (Eukaryota) above the kingdom that includes organisms composed of one or more cells containing visibly evident nuclei and organelles—compare prokaryote

  2. eu·kary·ot·ic also eu·cary·ot·ic \-ˌkar-ē-ˈät-ik\play adjective



Variants of eukaryote

also eu·cary·ote \(ˈ)yü-ˈkar-ē-ˌōt, -ē-ət\play play

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