- etiology. —aetiological, adj.
- the study of human origins. —anthropogenic, anthropogenetic adj.
- the science of origins.
- autochthonism, autochthony
- the state of being aboriginal or native to a particular area. —autochthonous, adj.
- the study of the causes for and origin of any phenomena. Also spelled aetiology. —etiological, adj.
- isogenesis, isogeny
- the state or process of deriving from the same source or origins, as different parts deriving from the same embryo tissues. —isogenic, isogenetic, adj.
- the theory that the entire human race is descended from a single ancestral pair. Also monogenesis, monogeny. —monogenist, n. —monogenistic, adj.
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