phylogeny

noun phy·log·e·ny \ fī-ˈlä-jə-nē \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of phylogeny

plural phylogenies
1 : the evolutionary history of a kind of organism
2 : the evolution of a genetically related group of organisms as distinguished from the development of the individual organism
3 : the history or course of the development of something (such as a word or custom)

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phylogeny

noun phy·log·e·ny \ fi-ˈläj-ə-nē \

medical Definition of phylogeny

plural phylogenies
1 : the evolutionary history of a kind of organism
2 : the evolution of a genetically related group of organisms as distinguished from the development of the individual organism called also phylogenesis; compare ontogeny

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