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Eukarya

Definition
noun
The domain comprised of eukaryotes or organisms whose cells contain a true nucleus.
Supplement
Eukarya (or Eukaryota) is one in the three-domain system of biological classification introduced by Carl Woese in 1990. The other two are Archaea and Bacteria.
Related terms: eukaryote (noun).
Synonym: Eukaryota.

Compare: Archaea, Bacteria.

See also: eukaryote.


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