noun. a unicellular organism having cells lacking membrane-bound nuclei; bacteria are the prime example but also included are blue-green algae and actinomycetes and mycoplasma.
Example sentences of the word prokaryote
1. Noun, singular or mass
This means that during cell division, a eukaryote must keep track of more things than does the prokaryote.
coli_ bacteria offer an example of how much scientists have been able to learn about prokaryote ribosomal structure.