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Pertaining to a taxon whose members were derived from two or more ancestral forms not common to all members.
Source: phschool.com

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"...this concept assumes a tree structure, but one where the true structure may be obscured or in doubt. A polyphyletic group is one made of at least two disjoint un-nested clades
Source: shieldsgardens.com

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A family or relational grouping of taxa where members do not share all ancestors in common. © 2014 Nature Education
Source: nature.com

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Describes a group of organisms or genes
Source: evolution-textbook.org

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a term describing a group of taxa (e.g. species, families) which are placed in the same taxonomic group but do not all have the same common ancestor e.g. the taxon consisting of the algae is polyphyle [..]
Source: sci.waikato.ac.nz

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Referring to a group of organisms that do not share a common ancestor.
Source: animaldiversity.org

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Refers to a group of species that do not have one common ancestor species
Source: otlibrary.com

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Refers to a taxon, phylogenetic tree, or gene tree composed of members derived by evolution from ancestors in more than one ancestral taxon; hence, composed of members that do not share a unique common ancestor. Cf. monophyletic.
Source: sites.sinauer.com

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Term applied to a group of organisms which does not include the most recent common ancestor of those organisms; the ancestor does not possess the character shared by members of the group. More?
Source: ucmp.berkeley.edu

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A taxonomic group of organisms excluding their common ancestor.
Source: nzlizards.landcareresearch.co.nz

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