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Monera

[ muh-neer-uh ]
/ məˈnɪər ə /
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noun (used with a plural verb)Biology.

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.

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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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Cultural definitions for Monera

Monera
[ (muh-neer-uh) (or Prokaryotae) ]

The kingdom of single-celled organisms without a cell nucleus (see also prokaryotes). Monera are the most primitive living things and are thought to have been the first to evolve.

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