adjective \fī-ˈle-tik\

Definition of PHYLETIC

:  of or relating to evolutionary change in a single line of descent without branching
phy·let·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of PHYLETIC

International Scientific Vocabulary phyl- + -etic (as in genetic)
First Known Use: 1881


adjective \fī-ˈlet-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHYLETIC

: of or relating to the course of evolutionary or phylogenetic development
phy·let·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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