Definition of Phylogeny

1. Noun. (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms.




Definition of Phylogeny

1. Noun. (systematics) The evolutionary history of an organism. ¹

2. Noun. (context: systematics informal) A phylogenetic diagram. ¹

3. Noun. The historical development of a human social or racial group ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phylogeny

1. [n -NIES]

Medical Definition of Phylogeny

1. The evolutionary history of a particular taxonomic group, usually aspecies. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phylogeny

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phyloanalysis
phylogenesis
phylogenetic
phylogenetic relation
phylogenetic tree
phylogenetically
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phylogeneticists
phylogenetics
phylogenic
phylogenics
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phylogenomic
phylogenomics
phylogeny (current term)
phylogeographic
phylogeographical
phylogeographically
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Literary usage of Phylogeny

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1. The Riddle of the Universe at the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1900)
"... trace the stages of the historical development of the soul of man from the soul of the brute. Our " phylogeny of the soul " seeks to attain this object; ..."

2. Morphology of Spermatophytes by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1901)
"Only a small fraction of living forms have been studied adequately; while the extinct forms, which represent the early history essential to phylogeny, ..."

3. The Primary Factors of Organic Evolution by Edward Drinker Cope (1904)
"CHAPTER II.—phylogeny. 1. GENERAL phylogeny. THE actual phylogeny or genealogy of organisms can only be positively determined by ..."

4. The Divine Pedigree of Man, Or, The Testimony of Evolution and Psychology to by Thomson Jay Hudson (1899)
"HUMAN ONTOGENY AND phylogeny. The Strongest Argument in Favor of the ... Ontogeny a Repetition of phylogeny. — phylogeny the Cause of Ontogeny under the Law ..."

5. The Germ-plasm: A Theory of Heredity by August Weismann (1893)
"... completing one another, and interacting in such a manner that a fully- formed person must result. 4. THE phylogeny OF THE PROCESS OF MULTIPLICATION BY ..."

6. The Science and Philosophy of the Organism: The Gifford Lectures Delivered by Hans Driesch (1908)
"phylogeny As to a " phylogeny " or history of the different forms of the Living in general, we have confessed that we know absolutely nothing, ..."

7. Morphology of Angiosperms: (Morphology of Spermatophytes. Part II) by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1903)
"At the same time, theories of phylogeny serve to coordinate knowledge and stimulate ... The phylogeny of Angiosperms is an unusually obscure problem. ..."

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