noun the development or evolution of a particular group of organisms. the evolutionary history of a group of organisms, especially as depicted in a family tree.
phy·lo·gen·e·sis [fahy-l uh- jen- uh-sis] /ˌfaɪ ləˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
Origin of phylogeny
First recorded in
-geny Related forms phy·lo·ge·net·ic , [fahy-l uh-j uh- net-ik] /ˌfaɪ lə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ phy·lo·ge·net·i·cal, phy·lo·gen·ic, adjective phy·lo·ge·net·i·cal·ly, adverb phy·log·e·nist, noun
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Examples from the Web for phylogenetic Historical Examples of phylogenetic British Dictionary definitions for phylogenetic phylogeny phylogenesis ( ˌfaɪləʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) noun plural -nies or -geneses ( -ˈdʒɛnɪˌsiːz) biology the sequence of events involved in the evolution of a species, genus, etc Compare ontogeny Derived Forms phylogenic ( ˌfaɪləʊˈdʒɛnɪk) or phylogenetic ( ˌfaɪləʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk), adjective Word Origin for phylogeny
phylo- + -geny
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Word Origin and History for phylogenetic n.
"genesis and evolution of a phylum," 1869, from German
Phylogenie, coined 1866 by German biologist Ernst Heinrich Haeckel (1834-1919) from Greek phylon "race" (see phylo-) + -geneia "origin," from -genes "born" (see genus). Related: Phylogenic.
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phylogenetic [fī′lō-jə-nĕt ′ĭk] adj. Of or relating to phylogeny or phylogenetics. Relating to or based on evolutionary development or history. n. The evolutionary development and history of a species or higher taxonomic grouping of organisms. phylogenesis The evolutionary development of an organ or other part of an organism. Related forms phy′lo•gen ( ′ic -jĕn) ′ĭk adj.
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The evolutionary development and history of a species or higher taxonomic grouping of organisms.
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