Monogeny



[mon-uh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌmɒn əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/

noun
1.
the hypothetical descent of the human race from a single pair of individuals.
2.
Biology. the hypothetical descent of all living things from a single cell.
/ˌmɒnəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the hypothetical descent of all organisms from a single cell or organism
2.
asexual reproduction in animals
3.
the direct development of an ovum into an organism resembling the adult
4.
the hypothetical descent of all human beings from a single pair of ancestors
n.

“theory that humankind originated from a single pair of ancestors,” 1865; see mono- + -geny.

monogenesis mon·o·gen·e·sis (mŏn’ə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs)
n.

mon’o·ge·net’ic (-jə-nět’ĭk) adj.

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