phylesis

noun
phy·​le·​sis | \ fīˈlēsə̇s \
plural phyleses\ -​ˌsēz \ also phylesises

Definition of phylesis

: the course of evolutionary or phylogenetic development (as of a natural group of organisms)

History and Etymology for phylesis

New Latin, from phyl- + -esis

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“Phylesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phylesis. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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