Polygenism meaning

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The discredited theory that humans of different races are descended from different ancestors.
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A theory that each race of people is descended from distinct ultimate ancestors.
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The discredited theory that humans of different races are descended from different ancestors.
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(ethnology) The belief that humans descended from more than one ancestral pair.
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Origin of polygenism

  • From poly- + -genism.

    From Wiktionary