procaryotic cells
(pro\'kar-e-ot\'ik)
Cells that lack a true, membrane-enclosed nucleus; bacteria are procaryotic and have their genetic material located in a nucleoid.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • eucaryotic cells — (u kar e ot ik) Cells that have a membrane delimited nucleus and differ in many other ways from procaryotic cells; protists, algae, fungi, plants, and animals are all eucaryotic …   Dictionary of microbiology

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  • prokaryotic — adjective having cells that lack membrane bound nuclei • Syn: ↑procaryotic • Ant: ↑eucaryotic (for: ↑procaryotic), ↑eukaryotic • Pertains to noun: ↑prokaryot …   Useful english dictionary

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