- of, relating to, or based on the evolutionary history of a group of organisms; phylogenetic.
Origin of phyletic
Related Words for phyleticgenetic, national, tribal, ancestral, folk, hereditary, genealogical, lineal, phyletic, phylogenetic
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Historical Examples of phyletic
This is true of both branches of evolution, individual and phyletic.The Wonders of Life
The frogs in this phyletic line retained the moderate size of the prototype and did not develop additional dermal bone.
This phyletic line retained the larval characters and breeding call of the prototype.
All can be interpreted as embryonic survivals rather than as phyletic contractions.A Critique of the Theory of Evolution
Thomas Hunt Morgan
The trend of phyletic development in the dipodomyines has been toward the saltatorial habit.Speciation in the Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys ordii
Henry W. Setzer
- of or relating to the evolution of a species or group of organisms
Word Origin for phyletic
"racial, pertaining to race," 1873, probably coined in German from Greek phyletikos "of one's tribe," from phyletes "fellow tribesman," from phyle (see phylo-).