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phylogeny


phylogeny

noun phy·log·e·ny \fi-ˈläj-ə-nē\
plural phy·log·e·nies

Definition of PHYLOGENY

1
:  the evolutionary history of a kind of organism
2
:  the evolution of a genetically related group of organisms as distinguished from the development of the individual organism—called also phylogenesis; compare ontogeny
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