OTHER WORDS FROM polyphyleticpol·y·phy·let·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Griffiths clearly showed that Noble's Brachycephalidae was a polyphyletic assemblage.
The mystic notion that the human soul will live forever after death has had a polyphyletic origin.
The problem of the monophyletic or polyphyletic origin of the human race has also been much discussed.Evolution in Modern Thought|Ernst Haeckel
The real difficulty of classification of the fungi lies in the polyphyletic nature of the group.
A collective polyphyletic or heterogeneous group, originally cosmopolitan; with certainty existing since the Miocene.