monogeny

noun mo·nog·e·ny \-nē, -ni\

Definition of monogeny

plural

-es

  1. 1a :  the descent of man from a single created pair — compare polygeny b :  monogenism

  2. 2 [German monogenie, from mono- mon- + -genie -geny] :  monogony

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Origin and Etymology of monogeny

International Scientific Vocabulary mon- + -geny


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