[ mon-uh-jen-uh-sis or muh-noj-uh-nee ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs or məˈnɒdʒ ə ni /
the hypothetical descent of the human race from a single pair of individuals.
Biology. the hypothetical descent of all living things from a single cell.
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Examples from the Web for monogenesis
Polygenesis in his inventions may probably be regarded as testimony in favour of the monogenesis of Man.The Evolution of Culture|Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
British Dictionary definitions for monogenesis
/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /
the hypothetical descent of all organisms from a single cell or organism
asexual reproduction in animals
the direct development of an ovum into an organism resembling the adult
the hypothetical descent of all human beings from a single pair of ancestors
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Medicine definitions for monogenesis
[ mŏn′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs ]
The theory that all living organisms are descended from a single cell or organism.
The production of similar organisms in successive generations.
Asexual reproduction, as by sporulation or parthenogenesis.
The process of parasitizing a single host, in or on which the entire life cycle of the parasite is passed.
Related formsmon′o•ge•net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
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