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 for monad
From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  MONAD, n.  The ultimate, indivisible unit of matter.  (See
  MOLECULE.)  According to Leibnitz, as nearly as he seems willing to
  be understood, the monad has body without bulk, and mind without
  manifestation -- Leibnitz knows him by the innate power of
  considering.  He has founded upon him a theory of the universe, which
  the creature bears without resentment, for the monad is a gentleman. 
  Small as he is, the monad contains all the powers and possibilities
  needful to his evolution into a German philosopher of the first class
  -- altogether a very capable little fellow.  He is not to be
  confounded with the microbe, or bacillus; by its inability to discern
  him, a good microscope shows him to be of an entirely distinct
  species.
  

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