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Meaning of PROKARYOTE

Pronunciation:  prow'kareeut

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a unicellular organism having cells lacking membrane-bound nuclei; bacteria are the prime example but also included are blue-green algae and actinomycetes and mycoplasma
 

PROKARYOTE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: procaryote
 
 Antonyms: eucaryote, eukaryote
 
 See Also: being, organism

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Cell or organism lacking a membrane- bound, structurally discrete nucleus and other subcellular compartments. Bacteria are prokaryotes. Compare eukaryote. See chromosomes.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A bacterial cell lacking a true nucleus; its DNA is usually in one long strand. See Eukaryote
  2. Cell or organism lacking a membrane-bound, structurally discrete nucleus and other subcellular compartments. Bacteria are examples of prokaryotes.
  3. a cell, more primitive than a eukaryote, having no nucleus. Prokaryotes include bacteria and blue-green algae.
 

 

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