Monera

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Mo•ne•ra

(məˈnɪər ə)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
a taxonomic kingdom of prokaryotic organisms that typically reproduce by asexual budding or fission, comprising the bacteria, blue-green algae, and various primitive pathogens.
[< New Latin (1869), pl. of monēron, < Greek monḗrēs solitary, single, derivative of mónos alone, only]
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Noun1.Monera - prokaryotic bacteria and blue-green algae and various primitive pathogensMonera - prokaryotic bacteria and blue-green algae and various primitive pathogens; because of lack of consensus on how to divide the organisms into phyla informal names are used for the major divisions
moneran, moneron - organisms that typically reproduce by asexual budding or fission and whose nutritional mode is absorption or photosynthesis or chemosynthesis
division Archaebacteria - in some classifications considered a kingdom
division Eubacteria - one-celled monerans having simple cells with rigid walls and (in motile types) flagella
family Lactobacillaceae, family Lactobacteriaceae, Lactobacillaceae, Lactobacteriaceae - lactic acid bacteria and important pathogens; bacteria that ferment carbohydrates chiefly into lactic acid
phylum Pyrrophyta, Pyrrophyta - a division of lower plants comprising unicellular and biflagellate algae that form starchy compounds
kingdom - the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia
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