cladist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

clade +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

cladist (plural cladists)

  1. (systematics): A biologist who studies clades, an evolutionary biologist who studies the pattern of species interrelationships according to the principles of cladistics.
    • 1997, Ernst Mayr, Evolution and the Diversity of Life: Selected Essays, page 448:
      The pheneticist and evolutionist classify species and genera in this manner. Not so the cladist, who deals with the unknown quantities produced by phylo-genetic splits.

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