Definition of akaryote in English:

akaryote

adjective

Biology
rare
  • Of a cell or a stage in cell division: characterized by the lack of a distinct nucleus.

noun

Biology
rare
  • A cell lacking a distinct nucleus.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Ray Lankester (1847–1929), zoologist. From a- + Hellenistic Greek καρυωτός nut-shaped from ancient Greek κάρυον nut + -ωτός.

Pronunciation

akaryote

/eɪˈkarɪəʊt//eɪˈkarɪət/