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Eukaryota

[ yoo-kar-ee-oh-tuh, ‐ee-uh-tuh ]
/ yuˈkær iˌoʊ tə, ‐i ə tə /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)Biology.

(in the three-domain system of classification) the taxonomic domain comprising the eukaryotes.

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Also Eu·kar·ya [yoo-kar-yuh] /yuˈkær yə/ .
See also domain (def. 6).

Origin of Eukaryota

First recorded in 1945–50; from New Latin, from Greek, equivalent to eu- + káry(on) + neuter plural adjective suffix -ōta; see origin at eu-, kary(o)-, -ota
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