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One of the three domains of life (the others being BACTERIA and ARCHAEA), also called Eukarya. These are organisms whose cells are enclosed in membranes and possess a nucleus. They comprise almost all multicellular and many unicellular organisms, and are traditionally divided into groups (sometimes called kingdoms) including ANIMALS; PLANTS; FUNGI; and various algae and other taxa that were previously part of the old kingdom Protista.

Year introduced: 2010

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Tree Number(s): B01

MeSH Unique ID: D056890

Entry Terms:

  • Eukaryotas
  • Eukarya
  • Eucarya
  • Eukaryotes
  • Eukaryote

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