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eu•kar•y•ote



Pronunciation: (yOO-kar'ē-ōt", -ē-ut), [key]
n. Biol.
any organism having as its fundamental structural unit a cell type that contains specialized organelles in the cytoplasm, a membrane-bound nucleus enclosing genetic material organized into chromosomes, and an elaborate system of division by mitosis or meiosis, characteristic of all life forms except bacteria, blue-green algae, and other primitive microorganisms. Also,eucaryote.Cf. prokaryote.

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