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 for Monad
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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     3. (Zool.) One of the smallest flagellate Infusoria; esp.,
        the species of the genus Monas, and allied genera.
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     4. (Biol.) A simple, minute organism; a primary cell, germ,
        or plastid.
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     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.
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     Monad deme (Biol.), in tectology, a unit of the first order
        of individuality.
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