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 for phylogeny
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  phylogenesis \phy`lo*gen"e*sis\
     (f[imac]`l[-o]*j[e^]n;[-e]*s[i^]s), phylogeny \phy*log"e*ny\
     (f[imac]*l[o^]j"[-e]*n[y^]), n. [Gr. fy^lon race, tribe + E.
     genesis, or root of Gr. gi`gnesqai to be born.]
     The history of genealogical development; the sequence of
     events involved in the evolutionary development of a species
     or taxonomic group of organisms; the historic exolution of
     the phylon or tribe, in distinction from ontogeny, or the
     development of the individual organism, and from biogenesis,
     or life development generally.
  
     Syn: evolution.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  phylogeny
      n 1: (biology) the sequence of events involved in the
           evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of
           organisms [syn: evolution, organic evolution,
           phylogeny, phylogenesis]

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