- 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.
Origin of phylogeny
Related Words for phylogeneticgenetic, national, tribal, ancestral, folk, hereditary, genealogical, lineal, phyletic, phylogenetic
Examples from the Web for phylogenetic
Historical Examples of phylogenetic
This denture is nothing else than a phylogenetic incident in the ontogeny of the whale.
In birds, the same bones are the phylogenetic derivatives of the limbs of reptiles.
The phylogenetic position of this genus has been discussed above.
This species exhibits the progressive (ontogenetic as well as phylogenetic) development of Panartus amphiconus.
Probably all Cyclodiscaria can be derived from Archidiscus, from a morphological as well as a phylogenetic point of view.
- biology the sequence of events involved in the evolution of a species, genus, etcCompare ontogeny
Word Origin for phylogeny
- Of or relating to phylogeny or phylogenetics.
- Relating to or based on evolutionary development or history.
- 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.
- The evolutionary development and history of a species or higher taxonomic grouping of organisms.