monotopism

noun
monoto·​pism | \ ˈmönəˌtōˌpizəm, ˈmōnəˌ-, məˈnätəˌp- \
plural -s

Definition of monotopism

: origin of a systematic group only once (as by mutation) or at a single location — compare polytopism

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History and Etymology for monotopism

mon- + top- + -ism

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“Monotopism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monotopism. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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