Definition of polygeny in English:

polygeny

Syllabification: po·lyg·e·ny
Pronunciation: /pəˈlijənē
 
/

noun

The theory (not now generally held) that humans evolved from several independent pairs of ancestors. Compare with polygenesis.
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  • Presentations such as those in the Natural History of the Mammals provided fuel for the fire of polygeny.
  • Although both monogeny and polygeny started out with an appeal to religious doctrine, polygeny was the far weaker of the two, because the idea of separate origins went against scripture.

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