What is another word for Phylogenies?

31 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ fa͡ɪlˈɒd͡ʒənɪz], [ fa‍ɪlˈɒd‍ʒənɪz], [ f_aɪ_l_ˈɒ_dʒ_ə_n_ɪ_z]

Phylogenies are the evolutionary relationships among organisms, depicting their ancestry and descent. Synonyms for the term include cladograms, dendrograms, genealogies, and evolutionary trees. Cladograms focus on the relationship of organisms based on shared characteristics, while dendrograms are more commonly used in the study of molecular genetics. Genealogies refer specifically to the lineage of genetic traits in an organism, while evolutionary trees display a visual representation of the diversification of species over time. Whether referred to as phylogenies, cladograms, dendrograms, genealogies, or evolutionary trees, the study of these relationships is crucial to understanding the true nature of biodiversity and the evolutionary history of life on our planet.

What are the hypernyms for Phylogenies?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Phylogenies

At the outset, the reader should be cautioned not to expect too much, for the task of determining Phylogenies fairly bristles with difficulties and encounters many unanswered questions.
"Darwin and Modern Science"
A.C. Seward and Others

Word of the Day

Mannkopfs sign
Mannkopf's sign, or the Mannkopf sign, refers to an abnormal physical finding in patients with myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disorder. It is characterized by the weak, intermi...