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cladistics, cladism, cladistic method, cladistic analysis
1. A method of classifying organisms into groups (taxa) based on "recency of common descent" as determined by the possession of shared derived characteristics.
2. A method of classification in which phylogenetic (evolutionary development or history) hypotheses (theories) are the basis for classification and the recency of common ancestry is the sole criterion for grouping taxa.
This entry is located in the following units: clado-, clad-, -cladous + (page 1) -ics, -tics [-ac after i] (page 10)