- Biology. relating to or exhibiting polygenesis.
- having many or several different sources of origin.
Origin of polygenetic
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In the case of the polygenetic class, the idea is necessarily twofold.
This condition makes it appear quite possible that the family may be polygenetic.Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6
Bruce Fink and Leafy J. Corrington
The polygenetic emergence of writing is, in itself, significant in several ways.The Civilization of Illiteracy
We may consider them as colour-giving principles, and so we term them polygenetic colours.
In the various colours and dyes we have all phases, and the monogenetic shades almost imperceptibly into the polygenetic.