Clade Definition

klād
clades
noun
A group of living organisms that includes all the descendants sharing specific genetic traits of a common ancestor.
Webster's New World

(genetics) A higher level grouping of a genetic haplogroup.

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Other Word Forms of Clade

Noun

Singular:
clade
Plural:
clades

Origin of Clade

  • From Ancient Greek κλάδος (klados, “shoot, branch”); coined 1957 by biologist Julian Huxley.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Greek klados branch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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