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[From New Latin Monēra, kingdom name, from Greek monērēs, solitary, from monos, single, alone; see monad.]
(Biology) any prokaryotic organism belonging to the group Monera
(Biology) of or relating to the Monera
1. any organism of the taxonomic kingdom Monera, comprising prokaryotes and various other primitive forms that do not have their genetic material organized into chromosomes or enclosed by membranes.adj.
2. of or pertaining to the kingdom Monera.
[1875–80; < New Latin Moner(a) + -an1]
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|Noun||1.||moneran - organisms that typically reproduce by asexual budding or fission and whose nutritional mode is absorption or photosynthesis or chemosynthesis|
kingdom Monera, kingdom Prokaryotae, Monera, Prokayotae - 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
archaebacteria, archaebacterium, archaeobacteria, archeobacteria - considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae
|Adj.||1.||moneran - of or relating to the Monera|