Prokaryote meaning

prō-kăr'ē-ōt'
Any of various microorganisms of the domains Archaea and Bacteria, characterized by the absence of a distinct membrane-bound nucleus and membrane-bound organelles and by the simultaneous occurrence of DNA transcription and protein synthesis at the same site, in contrast to eukaryotes.
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A single-celled organism lacking a true nucleus.
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Any of various microorganisms of the domains Archaea and Bacteria, characterized by the absence of a distinct membrane-bound nucleus and membrane-bound organelles and by the simultaneous occurrence of DNA transcription and protein synthesis at the same site, in contrast to eukaryotes.
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Any of a wide variety of one-celled organisms of the kingdom Monera (or Prokaryota) that are the most primitive and ancient known forms of life. Prokaryotes lack a distinct cell nucleus and their DNA is not organized into chromosomes. They also lack the internal structures bound by membranes called organelles, such as mitochondria. At the molecular level, prokaryotes differ from eukaryotes in the structure of their lipids and of certain metabolic enzymes, and in how genes are expressed for protein synthesis. Prokaryotes reproduce asexually and include the bacteria and blue-green algae.
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An organism whose cell (cells) are characterized by the absence of a nucleus or any other membrane-bound organelles.
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In the two-empire system of biological taxonomy, an organism of the kingdom Prokaryotae (now superseded).
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Origin of prokaryote

French procaryote Greek pro- before pro–2 Greek karuōtos having nuts (from karuon nut karyo–)