"polyphyletic" Definition

  1. a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, descent from more than one root form, or from many different root forms; polygenetic; -- opposed to monophyletic.

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Position in dictionary: 76115 of 111710 words.
Word Type: a.,
Words that start with "polyphyletic": 1
Words that end with "polyphyletic": 1
Words that contain "polyphyletic": 1
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English Dictionary Definition of polyphyletic

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