monad


mo·nad

noun \ˈmō-ˌnad\

Definition of MONAD

1
a :  unit, one
b :  atom 1
c :  an elementary individual substance which reflects the order of the world and from which material properties are derived
2
:  a flagellated protozoan (as of the genus Monas)
mo·nad·ic \mō-ˈna-dik, mə-\ adjective
mo·nad·ism \ˈmō-ˌna-ˌdi-zəm\ noun

Origin of MONAD

Late Latin monad-, monas, from Greek, from monos
First Known Use: 1615

Other Invertebrates (Except Insects) Terms

anemone, cephalopod, quahog

mo·nad

noun \ˈmō-ˌnad\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MONAD

1
: a flagellated protozoan (as of the genus Monas)
2
: a monovalent element or radical
3
: any of the four chromatids that make up a tetrad in meiosis

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