[ 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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Example sentences from the Web for monogeny
One point seems quite clear, that monogeny is only possible by extending the date of human origins far back into the Tertiaries.
The main argument for monogeny has been that the different races of mankind are fertile among themselves.
British Dictionary definitions for monogeny
/ (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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Medical definitions for monogeny
[ 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.
Other words from monogenesismon′o•ge•net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
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