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n. Christianity
An adherent of the doctrine that in the person of Jesus there was but a single, divine nature.

[Late Latin monophysīta, from Late Greek monophusītēs : Greek mono-, mono- + Greek phusis, nature; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

Mo·noph′y·site, Mo·noph′y·sit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
Mo·noph′y·sit′ism n.


(mɒˈnɒfɪˌsaɪt) Christianity
(Theology) a person who holds that there is only one nature in the person of Christ, which is primarily divine with human attributes
(Theology) of or relating to this belief
[C17: via Church Latin from Late Greek, from mono- + phusis nature]
Monophysitic adj
Moˈnophyˌsitism n


(məˈnɒf əˌsaɪt)

a person who maintains that Christ has one nature, partly divine and partly human.
[1690–1700; < Late Latin monophysīta < Late Greek monophysitēs= Greek mono- mono- + phýs(is) nature + -ītēs -ite1]
Mo•noph`y•sit′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.
Mo•noph′y•sit`ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Monophysite - an adherent of Monophysitism
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
Adj.1.Monophysite - of or relating to Monophysitism
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