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English Dictionary: phylogeny by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
    Synonym(s): evolution, organic evolution, phylogeny, phylogenesis
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Phylogenesis \Phy`lo*gen"e*sis\, Phylogeny \Phy*log"e*ny\, n.
      [Gr. [?] tribe + E. genesis, or root of Gr. [?] to be born.]
      The history of genealogical development; the race history of
      an animal or vegetable type; the historic exolution of the
      phylon or tribe, in distinction from ontogeny, or the
      development of the individual organism, and from biogenesis,
      or life development generally.
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