[ yoo-kar-ee-oh-tuh, ‐ee-uh-tuh ]

noun(used with a singular or plural verb)Biology.
  1. (in the three-domain system of classification) the taxonomic domain comprising the eukaryotes.

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
  • Also Eu·kar·ya [yoo-kar-yuh] /yuˈkær yə/ .

Words Nearby Eukaryota Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023