Morphophyly
Morphophyly Mor"pho*phy`ly, n. [Gr. morfh` form + ? a clan.] (Biol.) The tribal history of forms; that part of phylogeny which treats of the tribal history of forms, in distinction from the tribal history of functions. --Haeckel. [1913 Webster]

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  • morphophyly — mor·phoph·y·ly (mor fofґə le) [morpho + Gr. phylon tribe] the branch of phylogenesis dealing with the evolutionary development of form …   Medical dictionary

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  • Histophyly — His*toph y*ly, n. [Gr. isto s tissue + Gr. ? clan.] (Biol.) The tribal history of cells, a division of morphophyly. Haeckel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Organophyly — Or ga*noph y*ly, n. [Organo + Gr. ? clan.] (Biol.) The tribal history of organs, a branch of morphophyly. Haeckel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Physiophyly — Phys i*oph y*ly, n. [Gr. fy sis nature + ? a clan.] (Biol.) The tribal history of the functions, or the history of the paleontological development of vital activities, being a branch of phylogeny. See {Morphophyly}. Haeckel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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