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monad

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noun mo·nad \ˈmō-ˌnad\

Definition of monad

  1. 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. 2 :  a flagellated protozoan (as of the genus Monas)

monadic play \mō-ˈna-dik, mə-\ adjective
monadism play \ˈmō-ˌna-ˌdi-zəm\ noun


Origin of monad

Late Latin monad-, monas, from Greek, from monos


First Known Use: 1615

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Medical Dictionary

monad

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noun mo·nad \ˈmō-ˌnad\

Medical Definition of monad

  1. 1:  a flagellated protozoan (as of the genus Monas)

  2. 2:  a monovalent element or radical

  3. 3:  any of the four chromatids that make up a tetrad in meiosis




Learn More about monad

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "monad" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "monad"


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