adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary phyl- + -etic (as in genetic) Date: 1881 of or relating to evolutionary change in a single line of descent without branching • phyletically adverb

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  • phyletic — [fī let′ik] adj. [ModL phyleticus < Gr phyletikos < phyletēs, tribesman < phylē: see PHYLE] Biol. of or pertaining to a phylum or to an evolutionary line of descent …   English World dictionary

  • phyletic — adj. [Gr. phyle, tribe] Pertaining to a line of descent; see phylogeny …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • phyletic — phyletically, adj. /fuy let ik/, adj. Biol. of, pertaining to, or based on the evolutionary history of a group of organisms; phylogenetic. [1880 85; Gk phyletikós pertaining to a tribesman, equiv. to phylét(es) tribesman (deriv. of phýle PHYLE) + …   Universalium

  • phyletic — adjective Of or pertaining to phylogeny; phylogenetic …   Wiktionary

  • phyletic — 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. phyle, a tribe] * * * phy·let·ic fī let ik adj of or relating to the course of evolutionary or… …   Medical dictionary

  • phyletic — [fʌɪ lɛtɪk] adjective Biology relating to or denoting the evolutionary development of a species or other group. Derivatives phyletically adverb Origin C19: from Gk phuletikos, from phuletēs tribesman …   English new terms dictionary

  • phyletic — phy·let·ic …   English syllables

  • phyletic — phy•let•ic [[t]faɪˈlɛt ɪk[/t]] adj. bio of, pertaining to, or based on the evolutionary or developmental history of a related group of organisms • Etymology: 1880–85; < Gk phȳletikós pertaining to a tribesman =phȳlét(ēs) tribesman (der. of… …   From formal English to slang

  • phyletic — /faɪˈlɛtɪk/ (say fuy letik) adjective relating to race or species; phylogenic; racial. {Greek phyletikos} …   Australian English dictionary

  • phyletic — adj. Biol. of or relating to the development of a species or other group. Etymology: Gk phuletikos f. phuletes tribesman f. phule tribe …   Useful english dictionary

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