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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
Mo·nophy·site, Mo·noph′y·sitic (-sĭtĭk) adj.
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