monophyletic

adjective
mono·​phy·​let·​ic | \ ˌmä-nō-fī-ˈle-tik How to pronounce monophyletic (audio) \

Definition of monophyletic

: of or relating to a single stock specifically : developed from a single common ancestral form

Other Words from monophyletic

monophyly \ ˈmä-​nə-​ˌfī-​lē How to pronounce monophyletic (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of monophyletic

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Monophyletic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monophyletic. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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monophyletic

adjective
mono·​phy·​let·​ic | \ ˌmän-ō-fī-ˈlet-ik How to pronounce monophyletic (audio) \

Medical Definition of monophyletic

: of, relating to, or derived from a single stock specifically : descending from a single common ancestral form

Other Words from monophyletic

monophyly \ ˈmän-​ə-​ˌfī-​lē How to pronounce monophyletic (audio) \ noun, plural monophylies

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