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EtymologyEdit

mono- +‎ phyletic

AdjectiveEdit

monophyletic (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Of, pertaining to, or affecting a single phylum (or other taxon) of organisms.
  2. (biology) Deriving from a single clade (monophylum).
  3. (biology) Descending from a single ancestral species.
    1. Descending from a single ancestral species and containing all descendants of that single ancestor, holophyletic.
    2. Descending from a single ancestral species but not containing all descendants of that ancestor, paraphyletic.

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