diphyletic

diphyletic

[dahy-fahy-let-ik]
adjective Biology.
of or pertaining to a taxonomic group of organisms derived from two separate ancestral lines.

Origin:
1900–05; di-1 + phyletic

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diphyletic (ˌdaɪfaɪˈlɛtɪk)
 
adj
relating to or characterized by descent from two ancestral groups of animals or plants

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