Eukaryote. I used this word in a short story, recently. When I used it, I didn’t know how to pronounce it. It has four syllables. you-KARE-ee-ote. It’s now my word of the
day week month.
Eukaryotes are organisms that have a cell nucleus. Prokaryotes are organisms that lack a cell nucleus. (Wikipedia)
Now, some people think that some other people lean too much on Wikipedia. Maybe I’m one of the latter and maybe I’m one of the latter. [sic] You know who you are and I know who I am. My point is that Eukaryote is not in my hard-copy dictionary (copyright 1982, 1985), so off to the web I went.
I have to repeat the word over and over to get used to its sound. you-KARE-ee-ote.
Sure. You karyote, I karyote, everyone karyotes. And Prokaryotes are the professional karyoters, of course.