procaryote

noun
pro·​cary·​ote

less common spelling of

: 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

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for procaryote

procaryote, procaryotic

Medical Definition of procaryote

variant of prokaryote , prokaryotic

More from Merriam-Webster on procaryote

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about procaryote

Comments on procaryote

What made you want to look up procaryote? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

behavior toward others

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!