monogenism

[ muh-noj-uh-niz-uh m ]
/ məˈnɒdʒ əˌnɪz əm /

noun

the theory that the human race has descended from a single pair of individuals or a single ancestral type.

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Origin of monogenism

First recorded in 1860–65; mono- + -gen + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM monogenism

mo·nog·e·nist, nounmo·nog·e·nis·tic, adjective
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Medical definitions for monogenists

monogenism
[ mə-nŏjə-nĭz′əm ]

n.

The theory that all human beings are descended from a single pair of ancestors.
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