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phylogenesis

[ fī′lō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]
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n.
phylogeny
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How to use phylogenesis in a sentence

  • The ontogenesis of any given living organism is a short, condensed recapitulation of its ancestral history or of its phylogenesis.

    The Last Link|Ernst Haeckel
  • It summarises the history of species; ontogenesis, we are told, reproduces phylogenesis.

  • A similar connection determines the relation between ontogenesis and phylogenesis.

  • We have concentrated the full force of our discussion upon an example drawn from phylogenesis.

    Creative Evolution|Henri Bergson
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