Definition of phylic in English:

phylic

Pronunciation /ˈfʌɪlɪk/

adjective

  • 1Psychology
    rare Of or relating to the human race or species as a whole. Also as noun (with the).

  • 2Linguistics
    Of, relating to, or based on a phylum of languages.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Thomas Burrow (1909–1986), orientalist. From phylum + -ic.