cladogenesis

noun
clad·​o·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌkla-də-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce cladogenesis (audio) \

Definition of cladogenesis

: evolutionary change characterized by treelike branching of taxa — compare anagenesis

Other Words from cladogenesis

cladogenetic \ ˌkla-​dō-​jə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce cladogenetic (audio) \ adjective
cladogenetically \ ˌkla-​dō-​jə-​ˈne-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce cladogenetically (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of cladogenesis

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cladogenesis was in 1953

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