- the development or evolution of a particular group of organisms.
- the evolutionary history of a group of organisms, especially as depicted in a family tree.
Also phy·lo·gen·e·sis [fahy-luh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌfaɪ ləˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/.
Origin of phylogeny
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This, as we have already seen, is the geologic or evolution, or Phylogenic series.
The answer is found in the fact that this is the order of change174 in the phylogenic series.
Surely these words exhibit the "phylogenic series" in all its native, unscientific deformity.Illogical Geology
George McCready Price
Last and most important of all, in its relation to evolution, Agassiz added comparison in the geologic or phylogenic series.
- biology the sequence of events involved in the evolution of a species, genus, etcCompare ontogeny
C19: from phylo- + -geny
Word Origin and History for phylogenic
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- The evolutionary development and history of a species or higher taxonomic grouping of organisms.phylogenesis
- The evolutionary development of an organ or other part of an organism.
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- The evolutionary development and history of a species or higher taxonomic grouping of organisms.
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