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1Originally, in Haeckel's taxonomic system: a subdivision of the single-celled organisms (Protozoa or Protista) comprising those lacking a visible nucleus and organelles. In later use: a kingdom comprising all prokaryotic organisms (i.e. bacteria, cyanobacteria, and archaebacteria) in classifications where these are distinguished from the kingdom Protista. Also (in form monera): organisms of this group, prokaryotes.
2In singular (in form moneron). A member of the Monera; a prokaryote. Now historical.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science. From scientific Latin Monera from ancient Greek μονήρης single, simple + -a, after German Moneren, plural.
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