|monogenesis or monogeny (ˌmɒnəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs, mɒˈnɒdʒɪnɪ)|
|1.||the hypothetical descent of all organisms from a single cell or organism|
|2.||asexual reproduction in animals|
|3.||the direct development of an ovum into an organism resembling the adult|
|4.||the hypothetical descent of all human beings from a single pair of ancestors|
|monogeny or monogeny|
|any alteration in the structure of an organism resulting from natural selection, by which the organism becomes more able to survive in its environment|
|any modern theory of evolution holding that species evolve by natural selection acting on genetic variation|
monogenesis mon·o·gen·e·sis (mŏn'ə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
The theory that all living organisms are descended from a single cell or organism.
The production of similar organisms in successive generations.
Asexual reproduction, as by sporulation or parthenogenesis.
The process of parasitizing a single host, in or on which the entire life cycle of the parasite is passed.