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eukaryotic

[ yoo-kar-ee-ot-ik ]
/ yuˌkær iˈɒt ɪk /
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adjective Biology.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a eukaryote, an organism whose basic structural unit is a cell containing specialized organelles and a membrane-bound nucleus: Some scientists believe that the greatest transition of life in the history of Earth is the evolution of eukaryotic cellular life forms from more primitive prokaryotes.
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Sometimes eu·car·y·ot·ic .
Compare prokaryotic.
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