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Eukaryotic cell

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noun, plural: eukaryotic cells

The cell of a eukaryote, i.e. an organism that possesses a membrane-bound nucleus.


The presence of a distinct nucleus encased within membranes is one of the major distinctive features of a eukaryotic cell from a prokaryotic cell. Examples of this kind of cell are the cells of animals, plants, fungi, and protists.

Word origin: eukaryotic + cell.

See also: prokaryote