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Noun: procaryote  ,prow'ker-ee,owt [N. Amer], ,prow'ka-ree,owt [Brit]
  1. A unicellular organism having cells lacking membrane-bound nuclei; bacteria are the prime example but also included are blue-green algae and actinomycetes and mycoplasma
    - prokaryote

Derived forms: procaryotes

Type of: being, organism

Encyclopedia: Procaryote