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/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. ( 2. Any of the single-celled or multicellular organisms whose cell contains a distinct, membrane-bound nucleus. ( 3. Any of the single-celled or multicellular organisms, of the taxonomic domain Eukaryota, whose cells contain at least one distinct nucleus. ( Word origin: Greek eu- (good-, well-, true) and káry(on) (nut,...

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