Adjective "Prokaryotic" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Prokaryotic


    Definition:

    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.

    Origin:
    prokaryote

    Examples:

    "proteins can be prokaryotic."

    "polymerases can be prokaryotic."

    "groups can be prokaryotic."