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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In zoology, division of a given group of animals into more than two other groups or series: correlated with dichotomy.

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  • noun polytomy

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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.

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