phylesis

phylesis

(faɪˈliːsɪs)
n
(Biology) biology evolutionary events that modify an organism or group of organisms without leading to the formation of a new species
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Wood anatomy of Krameriaceae with comparisons with Zygophyllaceae: phylesis, ecology, and systematics.
Domination when viewed as a Caucasian cultural characteristic and not manifest destiny or the acme of human phylesis as propagandized puts a different light on Western civilization's practice of domination since its primordial contacts with ADP (Diop, 1978, 1991; Williams, 1976; Wobogo, 1976).
Morphology phylesis and biology of the peltate scale, stellate and tufted hairs in some malvaceae.
Progression to the habit of a submersed aquatic would probably be a necessary step in such a phylesis.