polychotomy
noun see polychotomous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • polychotomy — [päl΄i kät′ə mē] n. pl. polychotomies 〚 POLY + chotomy, infl. by DICHOTOMY〛 division or separation into many parts, classes, etc. polychotomous [päl΄i kät′əməs] adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • polychotomy — [päl΄i kät′ə mē] n. pl. polychotomies [ POLY + chotomy, infl. by DICHOTOMY] division or separation into many parts, classes, etc. polychotomous [päl΄i kät′əməs] adj …   English World dictionary

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  • polychotomy — poly·chot·o·my …   English syllables

  • polychotomy —   n. division into many parts.    ♦ polychotomous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • polychotomous — adjective Etymology: poly + chotomous (as in dichotomous) Date: circa 1858 dividing or marked by division into many parts, branches, or classes • polychotomy noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Polytomy — A polytomy (also called a polychotomy) is a section of a phylogeny in which the evolutionary relationships can not be fully resolved to dichotomies.In a phylogenetic tree, a polytomy is represented as a node which has more than two immediate… …   Wikipedia

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