from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A system of classification based on the phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of groups of organisms.
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- n. : An approach to biological systematics in which organisms are grouped based upon synapomorphies (shared derived characteristics) only, and not upon symplesiomorphies (shared ancestral characteristics).
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- n. a system of biological taxonomy based on the quantitative analysis of comparative data and used to reconstruct cladograms summarizing the (assumed) phylogenetic relations and evolutionary history of groups of organisms
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