phyletic

adjective
phy·​let·​ic | \ fī-ˈle-tik How to pronounce phyletic (audio) \

Definition of phyletic

: of or relating to evolutionary change in a single line of descent without branching

Other Words from phyletic

phyletically \ fī-​ˈle-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce phyletic (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of phyletic

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phyletic

International Scientific Vocabulary phyl- + -etic (as in genetic)

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“Phyletic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phyletic. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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phyletic

adjective
phy·​let·​ic | \ fī-ˈlet-ik How to pronounce phyletic (audio) \

Medical Definition of phyletic

: of or relating to the course of evolutionary or phylogenetic development

Other Words from phyletic

phyletically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce phyletic (audio) \ adverb

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