- The definition of polyphyletic is a group of organisms that are classified into the same group but came from different ancestors.
An example of polyphyletic is grouping warm-blooded animals together.
Origin: poly- plush phyletic
- polyphyletically adverb
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- polˌy·phy·letˈi·cal·ly adverb
polyphyletic - Medical Definition
- Descended or derived from more than one ancestral stock or source.
- Of or being the theory that blood cells are derived from several different stem cells, depending on the particular blood cell type.
- polyphyletism noun
polyphyletic - Science Definition
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