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monogenism

[muh-noj-uh-niz-uh m] /məˈnɒdʒ əˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
the theory that the human race has descended from a single pair of individuals or a single ancestral type.
Origin of monogenism
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; mono- + -gen + -ism
Related forms
monogenist, noun
monogenistic, adjective
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monogenism in Medicine

monogenism mo·nog·e·nism (mə-nŏj'ə-nĭz'əm)
n.
The theory that all human beings are descended from a single pair of ancestors.

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