phyletic

[ fahy-let-ik ]
/ faɪˈlɛt ɪk /

adjective Biology.

of, relating to, or based on the evolutionary history of a group of organisms; phylogenetic.

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Origin of phyletic

1880–85; Greek phȳletikós pertaining to a tribesman, equivalent to phȳlét(ēs) tribesman (derivative of phȳ́lēphyle) + -ikos-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM phyletic

phy·let·i·cal·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phyletic

phyletic

phylogenetic (ˌfaɪləʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk)

/ (faɪˈlɛtɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to the evolution of a species or group of organisms

Derived forms of phyletic

phyletically or phylogenetically, adverb

Word Origin for phyletic

C19: from Greek phuletikos tribal
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