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noun, plural: monerans

(1) (taxonomy) (Any of the) prokaryotes

(2) (taxonomy) Any of the organisms characterized by having budding or fission as a common form of reproduction, nutritional mode is by absorption, photosynthesis, or chemosynthesis, and lack of true nucleus.


(taxonomy) Of, pertaining to, characterized by, species of Kingdom Monera


Monerans include blue-green algae, archeabacteria, and true bacteria.

Word origin: Greek moneres (single, solitary)


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