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prokaryote

pro·kar·y·ote (pro·car·y·ote)

prokaryote (procaryote)

 
pronunciation:
pro kae ri ot [or] pro kae ri t
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part of speech: noun
definition: an organism that lacks a nucleus membrane and that reproduces by fission. (Cf. eukaryote.)
derivation: prokaryotic (adj.)
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The word prokaryote contains the following part:
pro-2 Greek prefix that means before
synonyms:
pre-
antonyms:
post-