Mo*ne"ra(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. mo`nos single.] (Zol.) The lowest division of rhizopods, including those which resemble the ambas, but are destitute of a nucleus. [archaic]
(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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