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a combining form meaning “race,” “tribe,” “kind”: phylogeny.
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Also especially before a vowel, phyl-.

Origin of phylo-

<Greek, combining form of phŷlonphylon
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How to use phylo- in a sentence

  • And horses in the phylo-genetic line are more ancient than dogs: they are lower in the zoologic scale.

    Lola|Henny Kindermann

British Dictionary definitions for phylo-

phylo-

before a vowel phyl-


combining form
tribe; race; phylumphylogeny

Word Origin for phylo-

from Greek phulon race
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