- 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
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The former are phylogenetically and ontogenetically older than the latter.The Wonders of Life
It disappears most rapidly after the beginning of absolute disuse both ontogenetically and phylogenetically.
Phylogenetically the same gradual development can be traced in the vertebrate series.
Phylogenetically it is a very old structure, for evidences of its existence are found in the fossil remains of some Elasmobranchs.
Phylogenetically, then, we see this morbid "sense of injury" to be reversional.
- biology the sequence of events involved in the evolution of a species, genus, etcCompare ontogeny
Word Origin for phylogeny
- 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.