Prokaryote vs Eukaryotic - What's the difference?

prokaryote | eukaryotic |


As a noun prokaryote

is an organism whose cell (or cells) are characterized by the absence of a nucleus or any other membrane-bound organelles.

As an adjective eukaryotic is

(biology) having complex cells in which the genetic material is organized into membrane-bound nuclei.

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  • In the taxonomy, an organism of the kingdom [[w:Monera, Prokaryotae (now superseded).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

    eukaryotic

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (biology) Having complex cells in which the genetic material is organized into membrane-bound nuclei.
  • (biology) Of or pertaining to a eukaryote.
  • Alternative forms

    * eucaryotic