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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The evolutionary development of a species, a group of organisms, or a particular feature of an organism.
From Greek phylo- (race, class) + -geny (origin). Phylogeny is very different from philogyny. Earliest documented use: 1869.
"Recognize your phylogeny. You are a Great Ape. We're more related to gorillas than most warblers are to each other."
Audrey Schulman; Three Weeks in December; Europa; 2012.
See more usage examples of phylogeny in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:In the face of suffering, one has no right to turn away, not to see. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)
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