less common spelling of prokaryote

: any of the typically unicellular microorganisms that lack a distinct nucleus and membrane-bound organelles and that are classified as a kingdom (Prokaryotae synonym Monera) or into two domains (Bacteria and Archaea) compare archaea, bacterium, eukaryote

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“Procaryote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

procaryote, procaryotic

variant of prokaryote, prokaryotic

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