phylo-


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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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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Medical definitions for phylo-

phylo-

pref.

Tribe, race, or phylum:phylogenesis.
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