Definition of phylic in English:

phylic

adjective

  • 1Chiefly Psychology. Of or relating to the human race or species as a whole. Also as noun (with the). Now rare.

  • 2Linguistics. Of, relating to, or based on a phylum of languages.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Thomas Burrow (1909–1986), orientalist. From phylum + -ic.

Pronunciation

phylic

/ˈfʌɪlɪk/