cladogenesis

noun
clad·o·gen·e·sis | \ˌkla-də-ˈje-nə-səs \

Definition of cladogenesis 

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

Other Words from cladogenesis

cladogenetic \ˌkla-dō-jə-ˈne-tik \ adjective
cladogenetically \-ti-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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