Monera

Definition of Monera

Mo`ne´ra
n. pl.1.(Zool.) The lowest division of rhizopods, including those which resemble the amœbas, but are destitute of a nucleus.
2.(Biol.) One of the five kingdoms of living organisms in the five-kingdom classification, consisting of microscopic usually monocellular prokaryotic organisms that mostly reproduce by asexual fission, sporulation, or budding; it includes the bacteria and cyanophytes (blue-green algae), as well as certain primitive pathogenic microbes, such as the Rickettsias.

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division Archaebacteria, division Eubacteria, family Lactobacillaceae, family Lactobacteriaceae, kingdom, kingdom Monera, Lactobacillaceae, Lactobacteriaceae, moneran, moneron, phylum Pyrrophyta, Pyrrophyta
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