EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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 phylogenic Historical Examples of phylogenic
This, as we have already seen, is the geologic or evolution, or
The answer is found in the fact that this is the order of change174 in the
Surely these words exhibit the "
phylogenic series" in all its native, unscientific deformity.
Last and most important of all, in its relation to evolution, Agassiz added comparison in the geologic or
phylogenic series. British Dictionary definitions for phylogenic 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 phylogenic 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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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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