American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The theory that all humans are descended from a single pair of ancestors.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The descent of the whole human race from a single pair. Also called monogeny.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anthropol.) The theory or doctrine that the human races have a common origin, or constitute a single species.
“Wasn't it about unilinealism or monogenism before?”
“Can the strict monogenism of the human race as traditionally understood by Christians, be modified to the scientific consensus that the human species originated in a small population, not a single couple?”
“The theory of monogenism-origin from a single source-held that all humans descended from a single pair of ancestors, Adam and Eve, and were therefore of the same species.”
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