Definition of Prokaryote

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Procaryote
Generic synonyms: Being, Organism
Derivative terms: Procaryotic, Prokaryotic
Antonyms: Eukaryote



Definition of Prokaryote

1. Noun. An organism characterized by the absence of a nucleus or any other membrane-bound organelles. ¹

2. Noun. In the two-empire system of biological taxonomy, an organism of the kingdom Prokaryotae (now superseded). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prokaryote

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prokaryote

projectivity
projectivization
projectivizations
projectment
projectments
projector
projectors
projectour
projects
projecture
projectures
projet
projets
projicient
projicients
prokaryote (current term)
prokaryotes
prokaryotic
proke
proked
proker
prokers
prokes
prokinetic
prokinetics
proking
prolabor
prolactin
prolactinoma
prolactinomas

Literary usage of Prokaryote

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1. Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics by Edward R Dougherty (2005)
"This is a property of both circular and linear prokaryote chromosomes, but is not shared by most plasmids. This "hidden linearity" of the cumulated phase ..."

2. The Geological Record Of Ecological Dynamics: Understanding The Biotic by National Academies Press (U.S.) (2005)
"The mean generation time of a single-celled prokaryote may be less than a day, while that of many tree species is more than a century. ..."

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