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Phylogeny

Synonym(s)

  • phylogenesis

Definition(s)

The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

1 : the evolutionary history of a kind of organism. 2 : the evolution of a genetically related group of organisms as distinguished from the development of the individual organism -- called also phylogenesis.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: August 25, 2014