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Phylogenesis

Definition
noun
The history of the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms.
Supplement
Word origin: Greek from the terms phyle/phylon (meaning “tribe, race,”) and genetikos (meaning “relative to birth” from genesis (“birth”).
Related forms: phylogenetic (adjective)
Synonym: phylogeny
Compare: ontogeny


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