Phthartodocetae (from φθαρτός, destructible, and δοκεω, to seem). One of the numerous Monophysite sects. They were so called because they maintained that the body of Christ was truly corruptible before his resurrection. They were opposed to another sect which affirmed that the body of Jesus was rendered incorruptible in consequence of the divine nature blended with it: these were called Aphthartodocetae, Phantasiasts, etc., and were likewise divided into parties, some of which debated whether the body of Christ was created or uncreated. SEE APHTHARTODOCETAE; SEE MONOPHYSITES.