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

Definition of Aphthartodocetae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of aphthartodocetae

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

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