Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic


A eukaryote ( or ) is an organism whose cells contain complex structures enclosed within membranes. Eukaryotes may more formally be referred to as the taxon Eukarya or Eukaryota.

eukaryotic adj : having cells with `good' or membrane-bound nuclei [syn: {eucaryotic}] [ant: {prokaryotic}, {prokaryotic}]

eukaryotic \eukaryotic\ adj. having cells with visible nuclei surrounded by a nuclear membrane; pertaining to eukaryotes. Contrasted with {prokaryotic}. Syn: eucaryotic. [WordNet 1.5] ||


The prokaryotes (, or , ) are a group of organisms whose cells lack a cell nucleus (karyon), or any other membrane-bound organelles.

prokaryotic adj : having cells that lack membrane-bound nuclei [syn: {procaryotic}] [ant: {eukaryotic}, {eukaryotic}]

Data Sources:

  • eukaryotic: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • eukaryotic: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • prokaryotic: WordNet (r) 2.0

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