(?), a. Relating to phylogenesis, or the race history of a type of organism. -- Phy*lo*ge*net"ic*al*ly (#), adv.
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(?), n.;
pl. Phyla (#).
[NL., fr. Gr. race, tribe.] (Biol.) A tribe.
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(?), n.;
pl. Phyla (#).
[NL. See Phylon.] 1. (Zol.) One of the larger divisions of the animal kingdom; a branch; a grand division.
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2. (Biol.) A series of animals or plants genetically connected.
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(?), n.;
pl. Phymata (#).
[NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to produce.] (Med.) A tubercle on any external part of the body.
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(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. a bellows.] (Zol.) A genus of fresh-water Pulmonifera, having reversed spiral shells. See Pond snail, under Pond.
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(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. a bladder, fr. a bellows.] (Zol.) A genus of large oceanic Siphonophora which includes the Portuguese man-of-war.
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It has a large air sac, or float, with a sail-like crest on its upper side. Numerous zooids of different kinds are attached to the under side of the float. Some of the zooids have very long tentacles; some have a mouth and digest food; others produce gonophores. The American species (Physalia arethusa) is brilliantly colored, the float being pink or purple, and bright blue; the zooids blue. It is noted for its virulent stinging powers, as well as for its beautiful colors, graceful motions, and its ability to sail to windward.
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(?), n. pl. [NL.] (Zol.) An order of Siphonophora which includes Physalia.
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(?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. a blowing.] (Zol.) A group of simple marine organisms, usually classed as the lowest of the sponges. They have inflated hollow bodies.
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