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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

(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.

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.
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The lack of responsiveness of the infants and their failure to respond differentially to the snake is not consistent with a theory that affords a special status to serpent-like creatures as fear stimuli, based on their phylogenically relevant threat to the species.
Given an emerging concern for increased incidence of both Ralstonia and phylogenically similar (i.e., Pseudomonas sp., Burkholderia sp.) bacterial infection in immune-compromised hosts, (29-30) these decision trees start by dividing patients into either immunocompetent or immunecompromised.
It implies that the psychic effects of war and train wrecks are best understood not in their psychohistorical specificity, but as local reprisals of a transhistorical, universal effort to master an event that disturbs our prior "quiescence"--an event that, phylogenically speaking, is nothing less than the traumatic inauguration into life of inorganic matter.