Definition of supertree in English:

supertree

noun

  • 1A tree bred or genetically modified to have some quality to an unusual degree (now rare).

  • 2Biology
    A dendrogram which represents a consensus between two or more subsidiary dendrograms, especially ones used for phylogenetic studies.

Pronunciation

supertree

/ˈsuːpətriː/ /ˈsjuːpətriː/

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Scientific Monthly.