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polygenesis

[ pol-ee-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /
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noun Biology, Anthropology.
origin from more than one ancestral species or line.
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Origin of polygenesis

First recorded in 1860–65; poly- + -genesis
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British Dictionary definitions for polygenesis

polygenesis
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun
biology evolution of a polyphyletic organism or group
the hypothetical descent of the different races of man from different ultimate ancestors
Compare monogenesis

Derived forms of polygenesis

polygenetic (ˌpɒlɪdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjectivepolygenetically, adverb
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