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məˈnɪər əmon·er·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Monera, kingdom Monera, Prokayotae, kingdom Prokaryotaenoun

    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


  1. Moneranoun

    (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.

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. mo`nos single.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monera

    the lowest division of rhizopods, including those which resemble the amoebas, but are destitute of a nucleus

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. mo`nos single.]

  2. Monera

    of Moneron

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. mo`nos single.]


  1. Monera

    Monera is a kingdom that contains unicellular organisms without a nucleus, such as bacteria. The taxon Monera was first proposed as a phylum by Ernst Haeckel in 1866. Subsequently, the taxon was elevated to the rank of kingdom in 1925 by Édouard Chatton. The last commonly accepted mega-classification with the taxon Monera was the five-kingdom classification system established by Robert Whittaker in 1969. Under the three-domain system of taxonomy, which was introduced by Carl Woese in 1977 and reflects the evolutionary history of life, the organisms found in kingdom Monera have been divided into two domains, Archaea and Bacteria. Furthermore the taxon Monera is paraphyletic. The term "moneran" is the informal name of members of this group and is still sometimes used to denote a member of either domain. Despite the fact that most bacteria were classified under Monera, the bacterial phylum Cyanobacteria was not initially classified under Monera, but under Plantae because of the ability of its members to photosynthesise.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Monera

    mō-nē′ra, n.pl. a class of Protozoans of the simplest characters.—ns.sing. Mō′ner, Monē′ron.—adjs. Monē′ral, Monē′ran.

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  1. Anomer

  2. Enamor

  3. Maenor

  4. Moaner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monera in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monera in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. ravening
    • B. occlusive
    • C. butch
    • D. articulate

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