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1Biology and Ethnology. Deriving from different ancestors or ancestral species; of or relating to polygenism. Now rare (historical in later use).
2Textual Criticism. Deriving from more than one source or edition; relating to such an origin.
3Of diverse origins; = "polygenetic".
Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From poly- + -genous. Compare Hellenistic Greek πολυγενής of many families, of many aspects.
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