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cladism

[klad-iz-uh m, kley-diz-]
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noun Biology.
  1. the cladistic method of classification.
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Origin of cladism

First recorded in 1965; clad- + -ism
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Word Origin and History for cladism

n.

1966, from clade + -ism. Related: Cladist.

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