Definition of Monophyletic

1. a. Of or pertaining to a single family or stock, or to development from a single common parent form; -- opposed to polyphyletic; as, monophyletic origin.



Definition of Monophyletic

1. Adjective. (biology) Of, pertaining to, or affecting a single phylum (or other taxon) of organisms. ¹

2. Adjective. (biology) Deriving from a single clade (monophylum). ¹

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Definition of Monophyletic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Monophyletic

1. Derived from a single ancestral line. Compare: polyphyletic. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monophyletic

monophthong
monophthongal
monophthongally
monophthongise
monophthongised
monophthongises
monophthongising
monophthongization
monophthongizations
monophthongize
monophthongized
monophthongizes
monophthongizing
monophthongs
monophyla
monophyletic (current term)
monophyletic group
monophyletic groups
monophyletic theory
monophyletism
monophylies
monophyllous
monophylum
monophyly
monophyodont
monophysitic
monophysitical
monophysitism
monophyte
monoplane

Literary usage of Monophyletic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"It has been assumed generally that the two groups are monophyletic. The chief argument, and in fact the only morphological one for the monophyletic theory, ..."

2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1908)
"The desire to deal with a group whose monophyletic nature is above suspicion has led the author to exclude from the present paper many Eocene and earlier ..."

3. Morphology of Spermatophytes by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1901)
"Assuming the origin of Gymnosperms from Pteridophytes as true, the question is as to the monophyletic or polyphyletic origin of the group. ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1899)
"I shall now briefly discuss the monophyletic trees published by authors and ... The monophyletic designs published by Scudder (1877) and Reuter (1896) do ..."

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