Related formspol·y·phy·let·i·cal·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for polyphyletic
Griffiths clearly showed that Noble's Brachycephalidae was a polyphyletic assemblage.
On the question as to whether descent was monophyletic or polyphyletic Darwin expressed no dogmatic opinion.Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Let us now consider what the polyphyletic hypothesis involves.
But what are we to say with regard to the series of repeated accidents which the polyphyletic hypothesis would seem to demand?
The problem of the monophyletic or polyphyletic origin of the human race has also been much discussed.Evolution in Modern Thought|Ernst Haeckel