Any of the single-celled or multicellular organisms, of the taxonomic domain Eukaryota, whose cells contain at least one distinct nucleus.

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  • eukaryote — n. an organism with good or membrane bound nuclei having multiple chromosomes; eucaryotes also have other membrane bound organelles such as mitochondria or chloroplasts, within the cytoplasm enclosed by the outer membrane. Such cells are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eukaryote — [yo͞o kar′ē ōt΄] n. [< Gr eu , good + karyōtis, a date < karyon, a nut, fruit stone, kernel] a living organism made up of cells with true nuclei that divide by mitosis: in some systems of biological classification, any of a superkingdom… …   English World dictionary

  • Eukaryote — Eukaryotes Temporal range: Proterozoic – Recent Scientific classification Domain: Eukaryota Whittaker Margulis,1978 Kingdoms …   Wikipedia

  • eukaryote — also eucaryote noun Etymology: New Latin Eukaryotes, proposed subdivision of protists, from eu + kary + otes, plural noun suffix, from Greek ōtos more at otic Date: 1943 any of a domain (Eukarya) or a higher taxonomic group (Eukaryota) above the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Eukaryote — Eukaryota Eukaryotes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Eukaryote — Organism whose cells have (1) chromosomes with nucleosomal structure and separated from the cytoplasm by a two membrane nuclear envelope, and (2) compartmentalisation of a function in distinct cytoplasmic organelles. Contrast Prokaryotes… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • eukaryote — eukaryotic /yooh kar ee ot ik/, adj. /yooh kar ee oht , ee euht/, n. Biol. any organism having as its fundamental structural unit a cell type that contains specialized organelles in the cytoplasm, a membrane bound nucleus enclosing genetic… …   Universalium

  • Eukaryote — An organism that consists of one or more cells with a nucleus and other well developed compartments. People are eukaryotes. Eukaryotes include all organisms except bacteria, viruses and certain (blue green) algae which, by contrast, are… …   Medical dictionary

  • eukaryote —    A multicellular organism having true membrane bound nuclei containing chromosomes that undergo mitosis …   Forensic science glossary

  • eukaryote — n. organism made up of cells that have cell organelles and nuclei with chromosomes (characteristic of all cells except for bacteria and other very primitive life forms) …   English contemporary dictionary

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