Monad deme
Monad Mon"ad, n. [L. monas, -adis, a unit, Gr. ?, ?, fr. mo`nos alone.] 1. An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible. [1913 Webster]

2. (Philos. of Leibnitz) The elementary and indestructible units which were conceived of as endowed with the power to produce all the changes they undergo, and thus determine all physical and spiritual phenomena. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) One of the smallest flagellate Infusoria; esp., the species of the genus {Monas}, and allied genera. [1913 Webster]

4. (Biol.) A simple, minute organism; a primary cell, germ, or plastid. [1913 Webster]

5. (Chem.) An atom or radical whose valence is one, or which can combine with, be replaced by, or exchanged for, one atom of hydrogen. [1913 Webster]

{Monad deme} (Biol.), in tectology, a unit of the first order of individuality. [1913 Webster]


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