cladism


cladism
n. [Gr. klados, branch]
A method by which organisms are ordered and ranked entirely on the basis of the most recent branching point of the inferred phylogeny; cladistic adj..

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • cladism — cla·dism …   English syllables

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