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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The evolutionary change and diversification resulting from the branching off of new taxa from common ancestral lineages.

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  • n. An evolutionary splitting event in which each branch and its smaller branches forms a clade.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek klados, branch + -genesis.

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clado- + -genesis

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