Adjective "prokaryotic" definition and examples

(Prokaryotic may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/prəʊkarɪˈɒtɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'This is a region of highest conservation, which consists of amino acids that are identical in both the prokaryotic and eukaryotic homologs.'
  2. 'Recently, large numbers of new retinal proteins were discovered in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.'

More definitions

1. any cellular organism that has no nuclear membrane, no organelles in the cytoplasm except ribosomes, and has its genetic material in the form of single continuous strands forming coils or loops, characteristic of all organisms in the kingdom Monera, as the bacteria and blue-green algae.

More examples(as adjective)

"proteins can be prokaryotic."

"polymerases can be prokaryotic."

"groups can be prokaryotic."

Origin

(prokaryote)