phylesis

noun

phy·​le·​sis
fīˈlēsə̇s
plural phyleses
-ˌsēz
also phylesises
: the course of evolutionary or phylogenetic development (as of a natural group of organisms)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from phyl- + -esis

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“Phylesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phylesis. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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