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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An evolutionary process that involves the splitting off or branching of new taxa from an ancestral form.

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  • noun 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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