prokaryon


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prokaryon

 [pro-kar´e-on]
1. nuclear material scattered in the cytoplasm of the cell, rather than bounded by a nuclear membrane; found in some unicellular organisms, such as bacteria.

prokaryon

/pro·kary·on/ (-kar´e-on)
1. nuclear material scattered in the cytoplasm of the cell, rather than bounded by a nuclear membrane; found in some unicellular organisms, such as bacteria.

prokaryon

[prōker′ē·on]
Etymology: Gk, protos + karyon, nut
a region within a bacterial cell that contains most of the bacterial DNA. It is not separated from the rest of the cell by a membrane. Also spelled procaryon. Compare eukaryon.

prokaryon

1. nuclear material scattered in the cytoplasm of the cell, rather than bounded by a nuclear membrane; found in some unicellular organisms, such as bacteria.
2. prokaryote.