morphophyly

Morphophyly

Mor"pho*phy`ly\, n. [Gr. ? form + ? a clan.] (Biol.) The tribal history of forms; that part of phylogeny which treats of the tribal history of forms, in distinction from the tribal history of functions. --Haeckel.
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