Definitions of moneran
  1. adjective
    of or relating to the Monera
  2. noun
    organisms that typically reproduce by asexual budding or fission and whose nutritional mode is absorption or photosynthesis or chemosynthesis
    synonyms: moneron
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    archaebacteria, archaebacterium, archaeobacteria, archeobacteria
    considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae
    eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria
    a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
    archaebacteria found in anaerobic environments such as animal intestinal tracts or sediments or sewage and capable of producing methane; a source of natural gas
    halophil, halophile
    archaebacteria requiring a salt-rich environment for growth and survival
    archaebacteria that thrive in strongly acidic environments at high temperatures
    B, bacillus
    aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil
    cocci, coccus
    any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria
    a bacterial cell intermediate in morphology between a coccus and a bacillus; a very short bacillus
    spirilla, spirillum
    any flagellated aerobic bacteria having a spirally twisted rodlike form
    clostridia, clostridium
    spindle-shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore
    Clostridium botulinum, botulinum, botulinus
    anaerobic bacterium producing botulin the toxin that causes botulism
    clostridium perfringens
    anaerobic Gram-positive rod bacterium that produces epsilon toxin; can be used as a bioweapon
    blue-green algae, cyanobacteria
    predominantly photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms containing a blue pigment in addition to chlorophyll; occur singly or in colonies in diverse habitats; important as phytoplankton
    phototrophic bacteria, phototropic bacteria
    green and purple bacteria; energy for growth is derived from sunlight; carbon is derived from carbon dioxide or organic carbon
    bacteria usually producing greenish fluorescent water-soluble pigment; some pathogenic for plants and animals
    bacteria producing yellow non-water-soluble pigments; some pathogenic for plants
    nitric bacteria, nitrobacteria
    soil bacteria that convert nitrites to nitrates
    nitrosobacteria, nitrous bacteria
    soil bacteria that oxidize ammonia to nitrites
    small rod-shaped bacteria living in sewage or soil and oxidizing sulfur
    spirally twisted elongate rodlike bacteria usually living in stagnant water
    vibrio, vibrion
    curved rodlike motile bacterium
    any species of the genus Corynebacterium
    any species of the genus Listeria
    enteric bacteria, enterics, enterobacteria, entric
    rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals
    endospore-forming bacteria
    a group of true bacteria
    any of a group of very small rod-shaped bacteria that live in biting arthropods (as ticks and mites) and cause disease in vertebrate hosts; they cause typhus and other febrile diseases in human beings
    coccoid rickettsia infesting birds and mammals; cause infections of eyes and lungs and genitourinary tract
    any of a group of small parasitic bacteria that lack cell walls and can survive without oxygen; can cause pneumonia and urinary tract infection
    any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales
    soil-inhabiting saprophytes and disease-producing plant and animal parasites
    mycobacteria, mycobacterium
    rod-shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
    gliding bacteria, myxobacter, myxobacteria, myxobacterium, slime bacteria
    bacteria that form colonies in self-produced slime; inhabit moist soils or decaying plant matter or animal waste
    a Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that produces lactic acid (especially in milk)
    strep, streptococci, streptococcus
    spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis
    spirochaete, spirochete
    parasitic or free-living bacteria; many pathogenic to humans and other animals
    type of:
    micro-organism, microorganism
    any organism of microscopic size
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