Definition of Polygenetic

1. a. Having many distinct sources; originating at various places or times.



Definition of Polygenetic

1. Adjective. Having many distinct sources; originating at various places or times. ¹

2. Adjective. (biology) Of or pertaining to polygenesis; polyphyletic. ¹

3. Adjective. (geology) One which is composite, or consists of two or more monogenetic ranges, each having had its own history of development. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polygenetic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polygenetic

polyganglionic
polygasoline
polygasolines
polygastrian
polygastric
polygastrica
polygastrics
polygeline
polygene
polygeneous
polygenes
polygeneses
polygenesic
polygenesis
polygenesist
polygenetic (current term)
polygenettic
polygenic
polygenic disease
polygenic diseases
polygenic disorder
polygenic disorders
polygenic inheritance
polygenism
polygenist
polygenists
polygenous
polygeny
polyglactin 910
polyglandular

Literary usage of Polygenetic

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1. The Germ-plasm: A Theory of Heredity by August Weismann (1893)
"FACULTATIVE OR polygenetic REGENERATION The tail of a lizard or the limb of a Triton grows again when it has been cut off, but the part amputated does not ..."

2. The Science of Thought by Friedrich Max Müller (1887)
"... and polygenetic, is of small importance. The difference, he says, between the various ... polygenetic ..."

3. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"Among the polygenetic layers, most widely distributed are the two- horizon ... The four-and-more layer polygenetic deposits of permafrost require unique ..."

4. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1880)
"All gradations between these three kinds exist. Other more complex structures are polygenetic combinations of two or more of these kinds. ..."

5. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1893)
"Let us, giving to Caesar what is Caesar's, examine, first of all, the chances for the polygenetic theory among the men of Science. ..."

6. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association by Geologists' Association (1908)
"In both of these localities, below the rocks which are universally referred to the Carboniferous, are discontinuous developments of a polygenetic ..."

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