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cladism

[klad-iz-uh m, kley-diz-] /ˈklæd ɪz əm, ˈkleɪ dɪz-/
noun, Biology
1.
the cladistic method of classification.
Origin
1965
1965; clad- + -ism
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Word Origin and History for cladism
cladism
1966, from cladistic (1960), from Gk. klados "young branch, offshoot of a plant" (see holt).
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