cladogram

noun

clad·​o·​gram ˈkla-də-ˌgram How to pronounce cladogram (audio)
: a branching diagrammatic tree used in cladistic classification to illustrate phylogenetic relationships

Example Sentences

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, 24 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cladogram was in 1965

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“Cladogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cladogram. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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