- a taxonomic kingdom of prokaryotic organisms that typically reproduce by asexual budding or fission and have a nutritional mode of absorption, photosynthesis, or chemosynthesis, comprising the bacteria, blue-green algae, and various primitive pathogens.
Origin of Monera
< New Latin (1869), plural of monēron, coinage based on Greek monḗrēs solitary, single, derivative of mónos alone, only
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Examples from the Web for monera
Still, what are we otherwise to do with the still living Monera?The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)
But in the case of the monera there is no such organization.
I therefore proposed to give them the general title of monera.
The Crystals show signs of something like taking nourishment, but the real taking of food may be said to commence with the Monera.Dynamic Thought
William Walker Atkinson
These and other writers suppose that the nucleus has been overlooked in the protoplasm of the monera I have described.
[(muh-neer-uh) (or Prokaryotae)]
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