Definition of Polygeny

1. Noun. Polygenesis. ¹



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Definition of Polygeny

1. generation from multiple origins [n POLYGENIES]

Medical Definition of Polygeny

1. The theory that living organisms originate in cells or embryos of different kinds, instead of coming from a single cell; opposed to monogenesis. Origin: Poly- + genesis, or root of Gr. To be born. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polygeny

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polygenetic
polygenettic
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polygenic disease
polygenic diseases
polygenic disorder
polygenic disorders
polygenic inheritance
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polygeny (current term)
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Literary usage of Polygeny

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1. The Anthropological Review by Anthropological Society of London (1866)
"... and polygeny. [Objected to by Committee of Section D, on the ground of its ... and polygeny" was strongly objected to, without having been seen, ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"The author considers it possible that the Todas are moving from polyandry toward monogamy through an intermediate stage of combined polyandry and polygeny. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"The author considers it possible that the Todas are moving from polyandry toward monogamy through an intermediate stage of combined polyandry and polygeny. ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... or polygeny, —that is to say, the common or multiplex origin of the different races which inhabit the earth, nor does it affirm that the progress has ..."

5. War and Its Alleged Benefits by I︠A︡kov Aleksandrovich Novikov, Jacques Novicow, Thomas Seltzer (1911)
"The new theorists proclaim that this is all wrong. Men must of necessity massacre one another because of polygeny. Savage carnage is a law ..."

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