phyletic

adjective phy·let·ic \ fī-ˈle-tik \

Definition of phyletic

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

phyletically

play \fī-ˈle-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of phyletic

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


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phyletic

adjective phy·let·ic \ fī-ˈlet-ik \

medical Definition of phyletic

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

phyletically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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