Description: An organism whose DNA is enclosed in nuclear membranes. The vast majority of species (plants, animals, protista,...) are eukaryotic. (Opp.: prokaryote.) Source: Specialized encyclopedia and dictionaries
Description: An organism whose genetic material is located within a nucleus. Yeast, fungi, protozoans, plants and animals are eukaryotes. Source: Specialized encyclopedia and dictionaries
Cell or organism with membrane- bound, structurally discrete nucleus and other well- developed subcellular compartments. Eukaryotes include all organisms except viruses, bacteria, and blue- green algae. Compare prokaryote. See chromosomes.
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 prokaryotes. See: Prokaryote.
Noun 1. an organism with cells characteristic of all life forms except primitive microorganisms such as bacteria; i.e. an organism with `good' or membrane-bound nuclei in its cells (synonym) eucaryote (antonym) prokaryote, procaryote (hypernym) organism, being