Definition of Monophyly

1. Noun. (systematics) In cladistics, the condition of being monophyletic, of including all descendants from a given ancestral species. ¹



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Definition of Monophyly

1. [n -LIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monophyly

monophthongizations
monophthongize
monophthongized
monophthongizes
monophthongizing
monophthongs
monophyla
monophyletic
monophyletic group
monophyletic groups
monophyletic theory
monophyletism
monophylies
monophyllous
monophylum
monophyly (current term)
monophyodont
monophysitic
monophysitical
monophysitism
monophyte
monoplane
monoplane flying fish
monoplanes
monoplasmatic
monoplast
monoplastic
monoplasts
monoplegia
monoploid

Literary usage of Monophyly

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1. The Analysis of Racial Descent in Animals by Thomas Harrison Montgomery (1906)
"These writers mention as one of the arguments against monophyly, that it implies that all living forms must be of the same age if they had a common ancestor ..."

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