The definition of a eukaryote is an organism that uses aerobic cellular respiration to break down compounds including oxygen into cellular energy.
An example of a eukaryote is a human or animal cell.
a living organism made up of cells with true nuclei that divide by mitosis: in some systems of biological classification, any of a superkingdom (Eukaryotae) of living organisms, including the plants and animals
Origin of eukaryotefrom Classical Greek eu-, good + kary?tis, a date from karyon, a nut, fruit stone, kernel
Any of various single-celled or multicellular organisms of the domain Eukaryota, characterized by cells that contain a distinct membrane-bound nucleus and by the occurrence of DNA transcription inside the nucleus and protein synthesis in the cytoplasm, in contrast to prokaryotes.
Origin of eukaryoteeu- Greek karuōtos having nuts ( from karuon nut ; see kar- in Indo-European roots.)
eu- + kary- + -ote