cladogenesis

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clad·o·gen·e·sis

 (klăd′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
An evolutionary process that involves the splitting off or branching of new taxa from an ancestral form.

[Greek klados, branch + -genesis.]

clad′o·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
clad′o·ge·net′i·cal·ly adv.

cladogenesis

(ˌklædəˈdʒɛnəsɪs)
n
(Biology) adaptive evolution leading to a greater variety of species