adverb see polyphyletic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • polyphyletically — See polyphyletic. * * * …   Universalium

  • polyphyletically — adv. in a polyphyletic manner (descending from several different ancestral types) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polyphyletically — poly·phy·let·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • polyphyletically — adverb see polyphyletic …   Useful english dictionary

  • polyphyletic — polyphyletically, adv. /pol ee fuy let ik/, adj. developed from more than one ancestral type, as a group of animals. [1870 75; POLY + PHYLETIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • polyphyletic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek polyphylos of many tribes, from poly + phylē tribe more at phyl Date: 1875 of, relating to, or derived from different ancestral stocks; specifically relating to or being a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • polyphyletic — having more than one origin or lines of descent, not closely related. Species may be grouped polyphyletically as a convenience until a monophyletic classification can be made …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • polyphyletic — [päl΄i fī let′ik] adj. [ POLY + PHYLETIC] Biol. derived from more than one ancestral type polyphyletically adv …   English World dictionary

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