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monogeny Syllabification: mo·nog·e·ny
Pronunciation: /məˈnäjənē/

Definition of monogeny in English:


Another term for monogenesis.



Pronunciation: /-ˌnizəm/
Example sentences
  • Some scholars thus called into question the Church's dogma of a single origin for all humankind (so-called ‘monogenism’), and resolved the discrepancy with a second creation.
  • In the middle of the spectrum were naturalists and physicians who supported the unity of the human species (monogenism), though almost all assumed racial hierarchy.
  • Broca argued that the anthropologists could debate monogenism or polygenism without extraneous preoccupations.


Pronunciation: /-jənist/
Example sentences
  • Among other Society members, we may discern three groups - the Christian monogenists, the hierarchical monogenist geographers and naturalists, and the polygenist colonial delegates and geographers.
  • On the other hand, religious conservative monogenists such as de Salle could be more defiantly anti-colonialist.
  • A former secretary of the Société de géographie, the Africanist was a hierarchical monogenist.

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