Monad vs Monadiform - What's the difference?

monad | monadiform |


As a noun monad

is an ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible.

As an adjective monadiform is

(biology) having the form of a monad; resembling a monad in having one or more filaments of vibratile protoplasm.

monad

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible.
  • (mathematics, computing) A monoid in the category of endofunctors.
  • A single individual (such as a pollen grain) that is free from others, not united in a group.
  • See also

    * ("monad" on Wikipedia) * dyad * triad

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    monadiform

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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (biology) Having the form of a monad; resembling a monad in having one or more filaments of vibratile protoplasm.
  • monadiform young
    (Webster 1913)