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Mo·noph·y·site

 (mə-nŏf′ə-sīt′)
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.
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Monophysitism

a 5th-century heresy concerning the nature of Christ, asserting that He had only a divine nature or that the human and divine made one composite nature. Cf. Dyophysitism. — Monophysite, n., adj. — Monophysitic, Monophysitical, adj.
See also: Christ
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Monophysitism - a Christian heresy of the 5th and 6th centuries that challenged the orthodox definition of the two natures (human and divine) in Jesus and instead believed there was a single divine nature
heresy, unorthodoxy - a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
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