This is taken from Spinoza's Ethics:

notandum est

Iƒ veram uniuscujusque rei definitionem nihil involvere neque exprimere præter rei definitæ naturam.

As I can see, it is Adjective in Genitive and should mean unique, only one of the kind etc.

I cannot to find anything in my dictionary except 'unus,a,um' :

Perhaps it comes from unusquisque, if there exists a word like that? Or perhaps certain words, like 'unus' and 'quis' here can be casually written together, without breaking any rules ?

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Yes, it's unusquisque. Both parts unus and quis are declined, always in the same case.

It is a compound pronoun meaning 'each single one'.

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