Definition of prokaryote
prokaryoticplay \-ˌka-rē-ˈä-tik\ adjective
Medical Definition 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 eukaryote
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