Definition of phylogenesis in English:

phylogenesis

Syllabification: phy·lo·gen·e·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌfīləˈjenəsis
 
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noun

Biology
  • The evolutionary development and diversification of a species or group of organisms, or of a particular feature of an organism. Compare with ontogenesis.
    More example sentences
    • Later, during phylogenesis, phagocytosis of other prokaryotic cell types allowed the acquisition of plastids and mitochondria to form the contemporary eukaryotic cells.
    • Ontogenesis, we were taught, repeats phylogenesis - or, if you've been out of school too long, the development of the individual organism reiterates the evolution of the species.

Derivatives

phylogenetic

Pronunciation: /-jəˈnetik/
adjective
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  • The mode of dealing with ancestral taxa when using the phylogenetic method is a difficult issue.
  • Classification, however, is only one aspect of the much larger field of phylogenetic systematics.
  • We use the resultant phylogenetic hypothesis to explore the evolution of jaw ontogeny.

phylogenetically

Pronunciation: /-jəˈnetik(ə)lē/
adverb
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  • However, they are by no means limited to the same prokaryotic species and have been shown to occur even between phylogenetically distant prokaryotes.
  • It appears possible that intratentacular budding may have arisen in phylogenetically distant taxa using very similar if not identical sets of genes and pathways.
  • The above analysis identified eight phylogenetically distinct taxa in the three species, three of which are represented by only one isolate.

Origin

late 19th century: from Greek phulon, phulē 'race, tribe' + genesis.

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