monad

noun
mo·nad | \ ˈmō-ˌnad \

Definition of monad 

1a : unit, one

b : atom sense 3

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)

Other words from monad

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

First Known Use of monad

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for monad

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

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monad

noun
mo·nad | \ ˈmō-ˌnad \

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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