polygenetic
adjective Date: 1861 1. polyphyletic 2. having many distinct sources

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  • Polygenetic — Pol y*ge*net ic, a. 1. Having many distinct sources; originating at various places or times. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to polygenesis; polyphyletic. [1913 Webster] {Polygenetic mountain range} (Geol.), one which is composite, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polygenetic — polygenetically, adv. /pol ee jeuh net ik/, adj. 1. Biol. relating to or exhibiting polygenesis. 2. having many or several different sources of origin. [1860 65; POLY + GENETIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • polygenetic — adjective a) Having many distinct sources; originating at various places or times. b) Of or pertaining to polygenesis; polyphyletic …   Wiktionary

  • polygenetic — ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY Originating in various ways or from various sources …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • polygenetic — poly·genetic …   English syllables

  • polygenetic — /pɒlidʒəˈnɛtɪk/ (say poleejuh netik) adjective 1. Biology relating to or exhibiting polygenesis. 2. formed by several different causes, in several different ways, or of several different parts. Also, polygenic /pɒliˈdʒɛnɪk/ (say polee jenik) …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Polygenetic mountain range — Polygenetic Pol y*ge*net ic, a. 1. Having many distinct sources; originating at various places or times. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to polygenesis; polyphyletic. [1913 Webster] {Polygenetic mountain range} (Geol.), one which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polygenetic volcanic field — A polygenetic volcanic field is a volcanic field of scattered volcanic vents. These volcanic fields, containing numerous polygenetic volcanoes, are noted for having more than one eruptive event from the same vent(s), rather than the more common… …   Wikipedia

  • continental landform — ▪ geology Introduction       any conspicuous topographic feature on the largest land areas of the Earth. Familiar examples are mountains (including volcanic (volcanism) cones), plateaus, and valleys. (The term landform also can be applied to… …   Universalium

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