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Prokaryotae

Pronunciation: pro'kar-e-o'te

Definition: A superkingdom of cellular organisms that includes the kingdom Monera (bacteria and blue-green algae) and is characterized by the prokaryotic condition, minute size (0.2–10 mcm for bacteria), and absence of the nuclear organization, mitotic capacities, and complex organelles that typify the superkingdom Eukaryotae.

Synonym(s): Procaryotae

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