monerula

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin monerula, diminutive of moner. So called from its likeness to a moner.

Noun[edit]

monerula

  1. (biology) A germ in that stage of development in which its form is simply a non-nucleated mass of protoplasm.
    • 1883, Ernst Haeckel, The History of Creation:
      The Monerula, as we may call this egg-cytod without a kernel, repeats then, according to the biogenetic principle

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