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Denoting the evolution of sequential changes in a line of descent by which one species is transformed into a new species.
[G. phyletikos, tribal, fr. phylē, a tribe]
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Of or relating to the evolutionary descent and development of a species or other taxonomic group of organisms, especially to gradual change rather than to the branching of taxa.
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phyletic(fĭ-lĕt′ĭk) [Gr. phyletikos]
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phyleticof or relating to a line of descent.
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