Definition of eukaryotic in English:

eukaryotic

(also eucaryotic)

adjective

Biology

See eukaryote

  • ‘Histone proteins are essential components of nucleosomes in eukaryotic chromosomes.’
  • ‘The end-point of the test reflects the typically eukaryotic chromosomes and DNA metabolizing enzymes of yeast.’
  • ‘Organization of the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells depends largely on the cytoskeleton.’
  • ‘Telomeres play important roles in genome stability and in maintaining the individuality of linear eukaryotic chromosomes.’
  • ‘Thus, there is abundant evidence from a range of organisms that gene order in eukaryotic genomes is not random.’

Pronunciation

eukaryotic

/juːkarɪˈɒtɪk/