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Definition: 'Polyphyletism'

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polyphyletism

Type: Term

Pronunciation: pol′ē-fī′lĕ-tizm

Definitions:
1. In hematology, the theory that blood cells are derived from several different stem cells, depending on the particular cell type.

Synonyms: polyphyletic theory



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