classification of organisms based on their assumed evolutionary histories and relationships.
[fahy-let-ik] /faɪˈlɛt ɪk/ adjective, Biology. 1. of, relating to, or based on the evolutionary history of a group of organisms; phylogenetic. /faɪˈlɛtɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the evolution of a species or group of organisms adj. “racial, pertaining to race,” 1873, probably coined in German from Greek phyletikos “of one’s tribe,” from phyletes […]
[fahy-lee] /ˈfaɪ li/ noun, plural phylae [fahy-lee] /ˈfaɪ li/ (Show IPA) 1. (in ancient Greece) a tribe or clan, based on supposed kinship. /ˈfaɪlɪ/ noun (pl) -lae (-liː) 1. a tribe or clan of an ancient Greek people such as the Ionians
phylaxis phy·lax·is (fī-lāk’sĭs) n. Protection against infection.
[fiz-uh-sist] /ˈfɪz ə sɪst/ noun 1. a scientist who specializes in . /ˈfɪzɪsɪst/ noun 1. a person versed in or studying physics n. 1836, from physics + -ist. Coined by the Rev. William Whewell (1794-1866), English polymath, to denote a “cultivator of physics” as opposed to a physician. As we cannot use physician for a […]