Physiophyly
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]

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  • physiophyly — phys·i·oph·y·ly (fiz″e ofґə le) [physio + Gr. phylon tribe] the evolution of bodily functions …   Medical dictionary

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