diphyletic

adjective di·phy·let·ic \ ˌdī-fī-ˈle-tik \

Definition of diphyletic

: derived from two lines of evolutionary descent
  • diphyletic hadrosaurs

First Known Use of diphyletic

1902

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diphyletic

adjective di·phy·let·ic \ ˌdī-fī-ˈlet-ik \

medical Definition of diphyletic

: derived from two lines of evolutionary descent
  • diphyletic dinosaurs

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