polygenetic

adjective
poly·​ge·​net·​ic | \ˌpä-lē-jə-ˈne-tik \

Definition of polygenetic 

2 : having many distinct sources

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If these polygenetic tests are used at an early age, some doctors hope, patients can be given early preventive measures and medications to avoid heart attacks. Brian Resnick, Vox, "How scientists are trying to predict your future with your genes," 23 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of polygenetic

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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