Polygenesis meaning

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Development from more than one source.
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Derivation from more than one kind of germ cell.
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The theory that different species are descended from different ultimate ancestors.
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Development from more than one source.
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The genesis of a species from more than one ancestor.
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(biology) The theory that living organisms originate in cells or embryos of different kinds, instead of coming from a single cell; as opposed to monogenesis.
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(linguistics) The theory that languages developed independently in different places at different periods, as opposed to originating from a single source.
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Origin of polygenesis

  • poly- +"Ž -genesis

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