eukaryotic

Any of various single-celled or multicellular organisms of the domain Eukaryota, characterized by cells that contain a distinct membrane-bound nucleus and by the occurrence of DNA transcription inside the nucleus and protein synthesis in the cytoplasm, in contrast to prokaryotes.

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eukaryotic. (n.d.) American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. (2011). Retrieved March 31 2015 from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/eukaryotic
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