from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The tribal history of the functions, or the history of the paleontological development of vital activities, -- being a branch of phylogeny. See morphophyly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The tribal history of function; that branch of phylogeny which treats of function alone, without reference to form, the tribal history or phylogeny of which latter Haeckel calls morphophyly.


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