In "Alphomes" in the August 1995 Word Ways, I proposed and defined the term alphome as a set of alphabetically-ordered letters of which at least one arrangement is a word. Some words, like BEEFILY, have their letters already arranged in alphabetical order and in these cases the word and its alphome are one and the same.
Word Ways: Vol. 32
, Article 21.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol32/iss3/21