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Phyletic

adjective
1.
Of or relating to the evolutionary development of organisms.  Synonym: phylogenetic.






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... deviates in many essential respects from the usual mammalian type, and all the deviations are adaptations to aquatic life. But if precisely the most essential features of the organisation thus depend upon adaptation, what is left for a phyletic force to do, since it is these essential features of the structure it would have to determine? There are few people now who believe in a phyletic evolutionary power, which is not made up of the forces known to us—adaptation and heredity—but the conviction ...
— Evolution in Modern Thought • Ernst Haeckel



Words linked to "Phyletic" :   phylogeny, phylogenetic



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