anagenesis

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noun ana·gen·e·sis \ˌa-nə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of anagenesis

  1. :  evolutionary change producing a single lineage in which one taxon replaces another without branching — compare cladogenesis

Origin and Etymology of anagenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1882


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