cladogenesis


clad·o·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌkla-də-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of CLADOGENESIS

:  evolutionary change characterized by treelike branching of taxa — compare anagenesis
clad·o·ge·net·ic \ˌkla-dō-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective
clad·o·ge·net·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of CLADOGENESIS

1953

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