In patristic literature diphysites was used by Monophysites like Timothy Aelurus of Alexandria to describe adherents of the Chalcedonian definitio. The description lampooned the clause “in two natures” for contradicting the Monophysite understanding of the oneness of Christ after the union of the Word and man. Modern writers have used “dyophysite” either in the patristic sense (e.g., Dorner) or to denote the Antiochene tradition of two natures in Christ (e.g., Loofs).