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polygenetic Line breaks: poly|gen¦et¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌpɒlɪdʒɪˈnɛtɪk/

Definition of polygenetic in English:


1Relating to polygenesis; having more than one origin or source.
Example sentences
  • Various theories have been proposed to account for the origin of pidgin languages, and fall into three broad types: monogenetic, polygenetic, and universalist.
  • Anderson was a great proponent of the historical-geographical method of collection and analysis which typified the Finnish school, accepting the idea of a single origin for each tale type, rather than arguing for a polygenetic origin.
  • A genetic model describing polygenetic and monogenetic factors for the inheritance of the osteochondral disease (so-called mixed-inheritance model) was used to detect the presence of a major gene in the inheritance of OC in pigs.
1.1 Geology Denoting or originating from a volcano that has erupted several times: polygenetic conglomerate
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  • These are characteristically formed of polygenetic intermediate volcanoes and may include both basaltic and more silicic volcanoes that have emerged during various times in their life history.
  • Paleocene and Eocene sediments were deposited on a polygenetic sub-Paleogene surface.
  • The core material preserves diverse structures testifying to its polygenetic origin and an evolution from a hydrostatic to a tectonic stress-dominated environment.


Example sentences
  • The polygenetically inherited metabolic syndrome of WOKW rats is associated with insulin resistance and altered gene expression in adipose tissue.
  • Therefore, dermatoglyphs are used as easily accessible in the study of polygenetically influenced diseases.
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