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phylogeny

phy·log·e·ny

phylogeny

 
pronunciation:
faI la j ni
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part of speech: noun
inflections: phylogenies
definition: the evolution or historical development of a plant or animal species or a human tribe or similar group. (Cf. ontogeny.)
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derivations: phylogenetic (adj.), phylogenic (adj.), phylogenetically (adv.), phylogenesis (n.), phylogenist (n.)
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