Definition of phylogenic in US English:

phylogenic

adjective

  • See phylogeny

    • ‘A detailed phylogenic analysis of the suborder Acanthroidei was completed by Tyler et al.’
    • ‘On the basis of the phylogenic relationships, autogamous species most likely evolved from self-incompatibility ancestors that have exserted stigmas.’
    • ‘If organisms not related by a phylogenic evolutionary tree show dramatically similar features one reads this is due to ‘evolutionary convergence’.’
    • ‘Why do the ontogenetic stages repeat those of the phylogenic series?’
    • ‘First, several scientists independently launched the hypothesis that the pineal gland is a phylogenic relic, a vestige of a dorsal third eye.’

Pronunciation

phylogenic

/ˌfīlōˈjenik//ˌfaɪloʊˈdʒɛnɪk/