phylogenetic (noun, phylogeny): belonging to the developmental history of an animal or vegetable species, which is the genealogical history shared by all members of the species [from Greek, phylon, tribe, race, or genetically related group +-geny, generation or development] See also ontogenetic.

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Phy*lo*ge*net"ic (?), a.

Relating to phylogenesis, or the race history of a type of organism.

-- Phy*lo*ge*net"ic*al*ly (#), adv.


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