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phyletic

[fahy-let-ik] /faɪˈlɛt ɪk/
adjective, Biology
1.
of, pertaining to, or based on the evolutionary history of a group of organisms; phylogenetic.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; Greek phȳletikós pertaining to a tribesman, equivalent to phȳlét(ēs) tribesman (derivative of phȳ́lē phyle) + -ikos -ic
Related forms
phyletically, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phyletic

phyletic

/faɪˈlɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the evolution of a species or group of organisms
Derived Forms
phyletically, phylogenetically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Greek phuletikos tribal
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Word Origin and History for phyletic
adj.

"racial, pertaining to race," 1873, probably coined in German from Greek phyletikos "of one's tribe," from phyletes "fellow tribesman," from phyle (see phylo-).

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