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noun, plural: phylogenies

(1) The evolutionary history of a taxonomic group of organisms.

(2) The evolutionary development of a species or of a taxonomic group of organisms.

(3) The history of development of a tribe or racial group.


Word origin: Ancient Greek phylon (tribe) + geneia (producing).

Related forms: phylogenetic (adjective)

Synonym: phylogenesis

Compare: ontogeny

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