Definition of apomorphic in English:

apomorphic

adjective

Taxonomy
  • Designating or relating to a novel derived character which distinguishes the organisms or taxa that possess it from others descended from the same ancestor.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Systematic Zoology. From apo- + -morphic, after German apomorph.

Pronunciation

apomorphic

/ˌapəˈmɔːfik/