Definition of holophyletic in English:

holophyletic

adjective

Taxonomy
  • Of a group or taxon: including all and only the descendants of a common ancestor or ancestral group; monophyletic.

Origin

1970s. From holo- + phyletic. Compare earlier monophyletic, paraphyletic.

Pronunciation

holophyletic

/ˌhɒləʊfʌɪˈlɛtɪk/