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Eucaryotic

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Definition

adjective

Of, or pertaining to, or characteristic of a eucaryote, which is basically an organism possessing a membrane-bound nucleus.


Supplement

Organisms may be grouped in two major groups: procaryotes and eucaryotes. Eucaryotes include the animals, plants, fungi, and protists.


Word origin: eucaryote + -ic.

Variant: eukaryotic

Compare: procaryotic