Definition of cladistic in US English:



  • See cladistics

    • ‘In general, recent cladistic analyses have not yet fully exploited the power of cladistics to test available competing hypotheses.’
    • ‘However, a cladistic approach to phenotype association studies does not require a complete absence of recombination.’
    • ‘We are not aware, however, of any previous studies that have used cladistic methods to define paleontological species.’
    • ‘He has the distinction of being one of the very early converts to cladistic methods in vertebrate paleontology.’
    • ‘He argues that a cladistic treatment of data from diploid and allopolyploid taxa together will inevitably produce a wrong result.’