phylogenetic tree

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A phylogenetic tree representing a possible evolution of Indo-European languages

phylogenetic tree (plural phylogenetic trees)

  1. (sciences) A graph illustrating evolutionary relationships among various entities (most often taxonomic groups) that are known to share a common ancestor.
  2. (systematics) A tree diagram that represents hypothesised phylogenetic (not tokogenetic) relationships between groups of organisms.