monophyletic


mono·phy·let·ic

adjective \ˌmä-nō-fī-ˈle-tik\

Definition of MONOPHYLETIC

:  of or relating to a single stock; specifically :  developed from a single common ancestral form
mono·phy·ly \ˈmä-nə-ˌfī-lē\ noun

Origin of MONOPHYLETIC

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1874

mono·phy·let·ic

adjective \ˌmän-ō-fī-ˈlet-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MONOPHYLETIC

: of or relating to a single stock; specifically : developed from a single common ancestral form
mono·phy·ly \ˈmän-ə-ˌfī-lē\ noun, plural mono·phy·lies

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