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phylogenetic

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

Definition of phylogenetic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to phylogeny

  2. 2 :  based on natural evolutionary relationships

  3. 3 :  acquired in the course of phylogenetic development :  racial

phylogenetically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin and Etymology of phylogenetic

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin phylogenesis phylogeny, from phyl- + genesis


First Known Use: 1877


Medical Dictionary

phylogenetic

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adjective phy·lo·ge·net·ic \ˌfī-lō-jə-ˈnet-ik\

Medical Definition of phylogenetic

  1. 1:  of or relating to phylogeny

  2. 2:  based on natural evolutionary relationships

  3. 3:  acquired in the course of phylogenetic development

phylogenetically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of phylogenetic


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