den·​dro·​gram ˈden-drə-ˌgram How to pronounce dendrogram (audio)
: a branching diagram representing a hierarchy of categories based on degree of similarity or number of shared characteristics especially in biological taxonomy

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First Known Use

circa 1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dendrogram was circa 1953

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“Dendrogram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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