What does "eukaryotic cells" mean?

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Eukaryotic Cells "Eu" means "Well" and "Karyon" means "Nucleus" the name tells us that eukaryotic cells have a nucleus a WELL DEFINED NUCLEUS. The nucleus is well protected inside the nuclear membrane. They contain a true nucleus, consisting of nuclear membrane & nucleoli.
The genetic material is protected inside the nucleus

Actually, karyote is from the Greek karutos, meaning having nuts.
And Eu means good, well or true.


Size of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells

  • Prokaryotic Cell size: Typically 0.2-2.0 mm in diameter
  • Eukaryotic Cell size: Typically 10-100 mm in diameter