[ (proh-kar-ee-oht) ]
Organisms whose cells do not have a nucleus in which DNA is housed and which lack many of the organelles found in more advanced cells. The kingdom of Monera or Prokaryotae is composed of single-celled prokaryotes. (Compare eukaryotes.)
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notes for prokaryotes
It is thought that prokaryotes were the first cells to appear on Earth.
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