- a person who maintains that Christ has one nature, partly divine and partly human.
- a person who holds that there is only one nature in the person of Christ, which is primarily divine with human attributes
- of or relating to this belief
1690s, from Church Latin Monophysita, from Greek monophysites, from monos “single, alone” (see mono-) + physis “nature” (see physics). Christian (regarded in the West as a heretic) who believes there is only one nature in the person of Jesus Christ. Now comprising Coptic, Armenian, Abyssinian and Jacobite churches.