from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See phylogeny.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Evolutionary development of a species.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as phytogeny.
- n. The doctrine of the generation of plants.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
phylo- + -genesis (Wiktionary)