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Noun: prokaryote  ,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
    - procaryote

Derived forms: prokaryotes

Type of: being, organism

Antonym: eukaryote

Encyclopedia: Prokaryote