Mo*ner"u*la (?), n. [NL., dim. of moner. See Monera.] Biol.

A germ in that stage of development in which its form is simply that of a non-nucleated mass of protoplasm. It precedes the one-celled germ. So called from its likeness to a moner.

Haeckel.

 

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