polygenous


Related to polygenous: polygynous

pol·y·gen·e·sis

 (pŏl′ē-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Development from more than one source.

pol′y·ge·net′ic (pŏl′ē-jə-nĕt′ĭk), po·lyg′e·nous (pə-lĭj′ə-nəs) adj.

polygenous

(pəˈlɪdʒɪnəs)
adj
1. (Geological Science) geology obsolete polygenetic
2. (Biology) biology anthropol having different ancestors
3. (Chemistry) chem obsolete polygenic
4. having multiple origins
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While this might be expected for a polygenous species like cattle, it is nevertheless surprising that not a single zebu mitochondrial DNA have been so far been identified on the African continent.
Such a model illustrates how an effect is typically polygenous, caused by many powers acting with each other, and sometimes against each other.