phylogenetic classification


noun Biology.

classification of organisms based on their assumed evolutionary histories and relationships.

Nearby words

  1. phyllotaxy,
  2. phylloxera,
  3. phylo-,
  4. phylogenesis,
  5. phylogenetic,
  6. phylogenetics,
  7. phylogeny,
  8. phylon,
  9. phylum,
  10. phyma

Origin of phylogenetic classification

First recorded in 1880–85

Also called phyletic classification, phyletics.

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