noun \ˈklād\

Definition of CLADE

:  a group of biological taxa (as species) that includes all descendants of one common ancestor

Origin of CLADE

Greek klados
First Known Use: 1911

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate


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