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phylogenetic

phylogenetic

adjective phy·lo·ge·net·ic \ˌfī-lō-jə-ˈne-tik\

Definition of PHYLOGENETIC

1
:  of or relating to phylogeny
2
:  based on natural evolutionary relationships
3
:  acquired in the course of phylogenetic development :  racial
phy·lo·ge·net·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of PHYLOGENETIC

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin phylogenesis phylogeny, from phyl- + genesis
First Known Use: 1877

phylogenetic

adjective phy·lo·ge·net·ic \ˌfī-lō-jə-ˈnet-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHYLOGENETIC

1
:  of or relating to phylogeny
2
:  based on natural evolutionary relationships
3
:  acquired in the course of phylogenetic development
phy·lo·ge·net·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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