biphyletic

adjective
bi·phyletic | \¦bī +\

Definition of biphyletic 

: descended or evolved in two branches from common ancestry

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Other Words from biphyletic

biphyletically \" + \ adverb

History and Etymology for biphyletic

bi- entry 1 + phyletic

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