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


Next Word in the Dictionary: cladiPrevious Word in the Dictionary: claddingAll Words Near: clade
July 29, 2015
indomitable Hear it
incapable of being subdued or conquered
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears