International Scientific Vocabulary syn- + apomorphy derived evolutionary trait or feature (from apo- + -morphy)
1965, in the meaning defined above
“Synapomorphy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synapomorphy. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.
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