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

cladogenetic

play \ˌkla-dō-jə-ˈne-tik\ adjective

cladogenetically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of cladogenesis

1953

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