clad·​o·​gram | \ ˈkla-də-ˌgram How to pronounce cladogram (audio) \

Definition of cladogram

: a branching diagrammatic tree used in cladistic classification to illustrate phylogenetic relationships

Examples of cladogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One can’t tell, perhaps, from a cladogram, but in the kingdom of medical manias, shark cartilage and snake oil are first cousins. Fortune, "Brainstorm Health Daily: July 24, 2017," 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of cladogram

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Cladogram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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