paraphyletic

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From para- (near), Ancient Greek φῦλον (phulon, tribe, race), and -ic.

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A phylogenetic tree demonstrating how traditional reptiles are a paraphyletic group.

paraphyletic (not comparable)

  1. (systematics) Said of a defined group constrained within a clade without including all descendants of the most common ancestor.

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Last modified on 9 October 2013, at 05:08