Dictionary.com

cladogenesis

[ klad-uh-jen-uh-sis, kley-duh- ]
/ ˌklæd əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌkleɪ də- /
Save This Word!

noun Biology.
evolutionary change by the branching off of new species from common ancestral types.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of cladogenesis

1950–55; <German Kladogenese;see clado-, -genesis

OTHER WORDS FROM cladogenesis

clad·o·ge·net·ic [klad-oh-juh-net-ik, kley-doh-], /ˌklæd oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk, ˌkleɪ doʊ-/, adjectiveclad·o·ge·net·i·cal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
FEEDBACK