phyletic

phyletic

[fahy-let-ik]
adjective Biology.
of, pertaining to, or based on the evolutionary history of a group of organisms; phylogenetic.

Origin:
1880–85; Greek phȳletikós pertaining to a tribesman, equivalent to phȳlét(ēs) tribesman (derivative of phȳ́lē phyle) + -ikos -ic

phyletically, adjective
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phyletic or phylogenetic (faɪˈlɛtɪk, ˌfaɪləʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk)
 
adj
of or relating to the evolution of a species or group of organisms
 
[C19: from Greek phuletikos tribal]
 
phylogenetic or phylogenetic
 
adj
 
[C19: from Greek phuletikos tribal]
 
phy'letically or phylogenetic
 
adv
 
phyloge'netically or phylogenetic
 
adv

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