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endosymbiotic theory

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A theory stating that the eukaryotes evolved through a process whereby different types of free-living prokaryotes became incorporated inside larger prokaryotic cells and eventually developed into mitochondria, chloroplasts, and possibly other organelles.

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  • noun ecology The theory that concerns the origins of mitochondria and chloroplasts, which are organelles of eukaryotic cells.

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