poly·​ge·​net·​ic | \ ˌpä-lē-jə-ˈne-tik How to pronounce polygenetic (audio) \

Definition of polygenetic

2 : having many distinct sources

Examples of polygenetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Polygenetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polygenetic. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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