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monad

 [mo´nad]
1. a single-celled protozoon or coccus.
2. a univalent radical or element.
3. in meiosis, one member of a tetrad.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mon·ad

(mon-'ad),
1. A univalent element or radical.
2. A unicellular organism.
3. In meiosis, the single chromosome derived from a tetrad after the first and second maturation divisions.
[G. monas, the number one, unity]
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monad

(mō′năd′)
n.
1. Philosophy An indivisible, impenetrable unit of substance viewed as the basic constituent element of physical reality in the metaphysics of Leibniz.
2. Biology A single-celled microorganism, especially a flagellate protozoan formerly classified in the taxonomic group Monadina.

mo·nad′ic (mə-năd′ĭk), mo·nad′i·cal adj.
mo·nad′i·cal·ly adv.
mo′nad·ism n.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

mon·ad

(mō'nad)
1. A univalent element or radical.
2. A unicellular organism.
3. In meiosis, the single chromosome derived from a tetrad after the first and second maturation divisions.
[G. monas, the number one, unity]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

monad

  1. any single-celled organism.
  2. a single cell resulting from meiosis (instead of a tetrad).
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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