Moneran

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Definition

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.

adjective

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


Supplement

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


Word origin: Greek moneres (single, solitary)

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