adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1874 of or relating to a single stock; specifically developed from a single common ancestral form • monophyly noun

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  • Monophyletic — Mon o*phy*let ic, a. [Gr. ? of one tribe, fr. mo nos single + ? clan.] (Biol.) Of or pertaining to a single family or stock, or to development from a single common parent form; opposed to {polyphyletic}; as, monophyletic origin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monophyletic — monophyletic. См. монофилетический. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • monophyletic — [män΄ō fī let′ik, män΄əfī let′ik] adj. [see MONO & PHYLETIC] 1. of a single stock 2. developed from a single ancestral type monophyletism [män΄ōfī′lə tiz΄əm] n …   English World dictionary

  • monophyletic — having a single unbranching line of evolution. A monophyletic taxon includes all descendents from the common ancestor of its members. A monophyletic group usually refers to a clade, i.e. an organism and all of its descendants …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • monophyletic — 1. Having a single cell type of origin; derived from one line of descent, in contrast to polyphyletic. 2. In hematology, relating to monophyletism. [mono + G. phyle, tribe] * * * mono·phy·let·ic .män ō fī let ik …   Medical dictionary

  • monophyletic — adj. [Gr. monos, single; phyle, tribe] 1. With a single common ancestry. 2. Any group whose most recent common ancestor is cladistically a member of that group; see polyphyletic, oligophyletic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • monophyletic — monophyletism /mon euh fuy li tiz euhm, fil i /, monophylety, n. /mon oh fuy let ik/, adj. Biol. consisting of organisms descended from a single taxon. [1870 75; MONO + PHYLETIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • monophyletic — adjective a) Of, pertaining to, or affecting a single phylum (or other taxon) of organisms b) Deriving from a single clade (monophylum) See Also: monophyly, paraphyletic, polyphyletic …   Wiktionary

  • monophyletic — mÉ‘nəʊfaɪ letɪk / mÉ’ adj. coming from one ancestral species (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monophyletic — [ˌmɒnə(ʊ)fʌɪ lɛtɪk] adjective Biology (of a group of organisms) descended from a common evolutionary ancestor or ancestral group, especially one not shared with any other group …   English new terms dictionary

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