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eukaryote

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

Definition of EUKARYOTE

:  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 \-ˌker-ē-ˈä-tik, -ˌka-rē-\ adjective

Variants of EUKARYOTE

eu·kary·ote 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
Medical Dictionary

eukaryote

noun eu·kary·ote

Medical Definition of EUKARYOTE

:  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
eu·kary·ot·ic also eu·cary·ot·ic \-ˌkar-ē-ˈät-ik\ adjective

Variants of EUKARYOTE

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

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