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phylo-

(word root) race, tribe, kind
Examples of words with the root phylo-: phylogeny
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phylo-

or before a vowel

phyl-

combining form
tribe; race; phylum: phylogeny.
[from Greek phulon race]
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phylo-

a combining form meaning “group having common ancestry”: phylogeny.
[< Greek, comb. form of phŷlon; see phylum]
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