allophylian

/al'euh fil"ee euhn, -fil"yeuhn/, adj. Archaic.
1. (of languages, esp. those of Europe and Asia) neither Indo-European nor Semitic.
n.
2. Turanian (defs. 3, 4).
[1835-45; < LL allophyl(us) ( < Gk allóphylos, equiv. to allo- ALLO- + phyl(é) tribe + -os adj. suffix) + -IAN; phylé, akin to phylon race (see PHYLUM)]

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