prokaryocyte

prokaryocyte

[prōker′ē·əsīt′]
Etymology: Gk, protos, first, karyon, nut, kytos, cell
a cell without a true nucleus and with nuclear material scattered throughout the cytoplasm. Prokaryocytic organisms (Procaryotae) include bacteria, viruses, mycoplasmas, actinomycetes, and blue-green algae. Also spelled procaryocyte. Compare eukaryocyte.

prokaryocyte

prokaryote.
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This process of mutation and natural selection has been proposed to explain the descent from a common ancestor, even from the original prokaryocytes billions of years ago.
As with virtually all other prokaryocytes, the gastrointestinal microflora prefers life within biofilm.