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monad

Pronunciation: mon-'ad

Definition:

  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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