a combining form meaning “race,” “tribe,” “kind”: phylogeny.
Also, especially before a vowel, phyl-.

< Greek, combining form of phŷlon phylon Unabridged
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phylo- or (before a vowel) phyl-
combining form
tribe; race; phylum: phylogeny
[from Greek phulon race]
phyl- or (before a vowel) phyl-
combining form
[from Greek phulon race]

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phylo- pref.
Tribe, race, or phylum: phylogenesis.

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