monogenism

noun
mo·​nog·​e·​nism | \ məˈnäjəˌnizəm \
plural -s

Definition of monogenism

: the doctrine or belief that all human races have descended from a single created pair or from a common ancestral type — compare polygenism

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History and Etymology for monogenism

International Scientific Vocabulary mon- + -gen + -ism

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“Monogenism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monogenism. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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