Definition of cladogenetic in US English:

cladogenetic

adjective

Biology
  • See cladogenesis

    • ‘Phylogenetic systematics plays down the role of ancestors and depicts the accumulation of character changes at the inferred cladogenetic events.’
    • ‘Although molecular dating of cladogenetic events is possible, no molecular method has been described to date the acquisition of various tissues.’
    • ‘As pointed out by a number of authors, the evolution of bilaterian body plans must postdate the cladogenetic separation of lineages leading to these animal phyla.’
    • ‘Philippe and Adoutte suggested that a big bang occurred at the base of eukaryotes and that the major cladogenetic events in eukaryotic evolution occurred in quick succession.’
    • ‘Another aspect of the rate of evolution involves the amount of morphological change that occurs at speciation or cladogenetic events.’

Pronunciation

cladogenetic

/ˌkladōjəˈnetik/