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Related to phyletic: phyletic evolution
Of or relating to the evolutionary descent and development of a species or other taxonomic group of organisms, especially to gradual change rather than to the branching of taxa.
[From Greek phūletikos, of or for a tribesman, from phūletēs, tribesman, from phūlē, tribe; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Biology) of or relating to the evolution of a species or group of organisms
[C19: from Greek phuletikos tribal]
phyˈletically, ˌphylogeˈnetically adv
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of, pertaining to, or based on the evolutionary or developmental history of a related group of organisms.
[1880–85; < Greek phȳletikós pertaining to a tribesman =phȳlét(ēs) tribesman (derivative of phylḗ phyle) + -ikos -ic]
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