prokaryotic

adjective pro·kary·ot·ic \ (ˌ)prō-ˌker-ē-ˈä-tik , -ˌka-rē-ˈä-tik \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of prokaryotic

: of, relating to, or being a typically unicellular organism (as of the domains Bacteria and Archaea) lacking a distinct nucleus and membrane-bound organelles : being or characteristic of a prokaryote
  • prokaryotic genes
  • prokaryotic microorganisms

First Known Use of prokaryotic

1957

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