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diphyletic

[dahy-fahy-let-ik] /ˌdaɪ faɪˈlɛt ɪk/
adjective, Biology.
1.
of or relating to a taxonomic group of organisms derived from two separate ancestral lines.
Origin of diphyletic
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; di-1 + phyletic
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British Dictionary definitions for diphyletic

diphyletic

/ˌdaɪfaɪˈlɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to or characterized by descent from two ancestral groups of animals or plants
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