Definition of Phylogeny in English :

Define Phylogeny in English

Phylogeny meaning in English

Meaning of Phylogeny in English

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Phylogeny pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of phylogeny


1. evolution, organic evolution, phylogenesis, phylogeny

(biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms

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see synonyms of phylogeny
noun plural -nies or -geneses (-ˈdʒɛnɪˌsiːz)
the sequence of events involved in the evolution of a species, genus, etc
Compare ontogeny

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see synonyms of phylogeny
nounWord forms: plural phyˈlogenies
the lines of descent or evolutionary development of any plant or animal species
the origin and evolution of a division, group, or race of animals or plants
see also ontogeny
the historical development of a nonliving thing, as a group of languages

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see synonyms of phylogeny
n. pl. phy·log·e·nies
1. The evolutionary development and history of a species or trait of a species or of a higher taxonomic grouping of organisms: the phylogeny of Calvin cycle enzymes. Also called phylogenesis.
2. A model or diagram delineating such an evolutionary history: a molecular phylogeny of the annelids.
3. A similar model or diagram delineating the development of a cultural feature.

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