phylesis

noun phy·le·sis \fīˈlēsə̇s\

Definition of phylesis

plural

phyleses

\-ˌsēz\ also

phylesises

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

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Origin and Etymology of phylesis

New Latin, from phyl- + -esis


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