[ muh-noj-uh-niz-uh m ]
/ məˈnɒdʒ əˌnɪz əm /
the theory that the human race has descended from a single pair of individuals or a single ancestral type.
Related formsmo·nog·e·nist, nounmo·nog·e·nis·tic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for monogenism
[ mə-nŏj′ə-nĭz′əm ]
The theory that all human beings are descended from a single pair of ancestors.
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