plural noun
Aph·​thar·​to·​do·​ce·​tae | \ afˌthärtōdōˈsēte, apˌth-, -sē(ˌ)tē \

Definition of Aphthartodocetae

: a 6th century Monophysitic sect that taught that from the moment of the union with the divine nature the body of Christ was incorruptible — compare phthartolatrae

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History and Etymology for Aphthartodocetae

New Latin, plural, from Late Greek aphthartodokētai, plural of aphthartodokētēs, from Greek aphthartos incorruptible (from a- a- entry 2 + phthartos destructible, from phtheirein to corrupt, defile) + -dokētēs (from dokein to think)

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“Aphthartodocetae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aphthartodocetae. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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