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Definition of: polyphylesis

(pol′i·fī·lēsis) noun Biol.
The separate and distinct origin of a species of plants or animals from more than one line of descent. Also pol·y·phy·ly (poli·fī′lē). [<NL <Gk. polyphylos of many tribes <poly- many + phylē a clan]
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y·phy·let′ic (-letik) adjective

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