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Eukaryotes


/yo͞oˈkarēˌōt/

Also, eucaryote

Noun , pl. eukaryotes or eucaryotes

1. An organism consisting of a cell or cells in which the genetic material is DNA in the form of chromosomes contained within a distinct nucleus. Eukaryotes include all living organisms other than the eubacteria and archaebacteria. (dictionary.com)

2. Any of the single-celled or multicellular organisms whose cell contains a distinct, membrane-bound nucleus. (biology-online.org)

3. Any of the single-celled or multicellular organisms, of the taxonomic domain Eukaryota, whose cells contain at least one distinct nucleus. (wiktionary.org)

Word origin: Greek eu- (good-, well-, true) and káry(on) (nut, kernel)


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