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(English) A morphological character shared by different species and used to group them into the same species group, genus, or higher taxon. Diagnoses a clade or monophyletic group. (See also: systematics, monophyletic, clade)
(Portuguese) Caractere morfológico comum a espécies diferentes e usado para os agrupar no mesmo grupo de espécies, género ou taxon mais alto. (See also: systematics, monophyletic, clade)

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