monophyletic

adjective

mono·​phy·​let·​ic ˌmä-nō-fī-ˈle-tik How to pronounce monophyletic (audio)
: of or relating to a single stock
specifically : developed from a single common ancestral form
monophyly noun

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First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of monophyletic was in 1874

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“Monophyletic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monophyletic. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

monophyletic

adjective

mono·​phy·​let·​ic ˌmän-ō-fī-ˈlet-ik How to pronounce monophyletic (audio)
: of, relating to, or derived from a single stock
specifically : descending from a single common ancestral form
monophyly noun
plural monophylies
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