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
Words nearby phylo-
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British Dictionary definitions for phylo-
before a vowel phyl-
tribe; race; phylumphylogeny
Word Origin for phylo-
from Greek phulon race
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Medical definitions for phylo-
Tribe, race, or phylum:phylogenesis.
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