Polygenism Po*lyg"e*nism (p[-o]*l[i^]j"[-e]*n[i^]z'm), n. [Cf. F. polyg['e]nisme.] (Biol.) The doctrine that animals of the same species have sprung from more than one original pair. [1913 Webster]

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