Prokaryote vs Bacterium - What's the difference?

prokaryote | bacterium | Hyponyms |

Bacterium is a hyponym of prokaryote.

Prokaryote is a hypernym of bacterium.


As nouns the difference between prokaryote and bacterium

is that prokaryote is an organism whose cell (or cells) are characterized by the absence of a nucleus or any other membrane-bound organelles while bacterium is (microbiology) a single celled organism with no nucleus.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

prokaryote

Noun

(en noun)
  • An organism whose cell (or cells) are characterized by the absence of a nucleus or any other membrane-bound organelles.
  • In the taxonomy, an organism of the kingdom [[w:Monera, Prokaryotae (now superseded).
  • Synonyms

    * prokaryota

    Antonyms

    * eukaryote

    Hyponyms

    * archaeon * bacterium

    bacterium

    English

    Noun

    (bacteria)
  • (microbiology) A single celled organism with no nucleus.
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    Usage notes

    * In most formal writing, . This is usually considered incorrect.

    Hyponyms

    * See also

    Hypernyms

    * prokaryote

    Derived terms

    * eubacterium * archaebacterium / archebacterium

    See also

    * bacillus English nouns with irregular plurals ----