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A.Word.A.Day--polyphyletic

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polyphyletic (pol-ee-fye-LET-ik) adjective

Relating to or characterized by development from more than one ancestral type.

William Oscar Johnson, Olympics: Who is the Greatest? TIME International, 24 Jun 1996, pp. 50+. "Oh, yes, the species Homo olympianus is a madly mixed breed -- polyphyletic beyond any other on earth."

This week's theme: words about relations.

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True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice. -Samuel Johnson, British lexicographer (1709-1784)


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