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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /juːˈkæɹi.əʊt/, /juˈkæɹi.ɒt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /juˈkæɹi.oʊt/, /juˈkæɹi.ət/, /juˈkɛəɹi.oʊt/
- Hyphenation: eu‧kary‧ote
- (cytology) Any of the single-celled or multicellular organisms of the taxonomic domain Eukaryota, whose cells contain at least one distinct nucleus.
- 1962 March, Roger Stanier, “The concept of a bacterium”, in Archiv für Mikrobiologie, volume 42, number 1, page 17:
- It is now clear that among organisms there are two different organizational patterns of cells, which Chatton (1937) called, with singuar prescience, the eucaryotic and procaryotic type.
any of the single-celled or multicellular organisms whose cells contain at least one distinct nucleus