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Related to phylogeny: Phylogenetic tree, Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny

phylogeny

 [fi-loj´ĕ-ne]
the complete developmental history of a group of organisms. adj., adj phylogenet´ic, phylogen´ic.

phy·log·e·ny

(fi-loj'ĕ-nē),
The evolutionary development of species, as distinguished from ontogeny, development of the individual.
Synonym(s): phylogenesis

phylogeny

/phy·log·e·ny/ (fi-loj´ĭ-ne) the complete developmental history of a group of organisms.phylogen´ic

phylogeny

(fī-lŏj′ə-nē)
n. pl. phyloge·nies
1. The evolutionary development and history of a species or trait of a species or of a higher taxonomic grouping of organisms: the phylogeny of Calvin cycle enzymes. Also called phylogenesis.
2. A model or diagram delineating such an evolutionary history: a molecular phylogeny of the annelids.
3. A similar model or diagram delineating the development of a cultural feature.

phy′lo·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.

phylogeny

[filoj′ənē]
Etymology: Gk, phylon + genesis
the development of the structure of a particular race or species as it evolved from earlier forms of life. Also called phylogenesis. Compare ontogeny. See also comparative anatomy.

phy·log·e·ny

(fī-loj'ĕ-nē)
The evolutionary development of species, as distinguished from ontogeny, development of the individual.
Synonym(s): phylogenesis.

phylogeny

The evolutionary history ending in a species.

phylogeny

the whole of the evolutionary history of a species or other taxonomic group of organisms. See Haekel's Law of RECAPITULATION.

phylogeny (fī·läˑ·j·nē),

n the evolutionary history of a species. See also ontogeny.

phylogeny

the evolutionary history of a race or group of organisms.
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