Definition of clade
: a group of biological taxa (such as species) that includes all descendants of one common ancestor
Recent Examples of clade from the Web
The structure of luciferin in bacteria – whether living alone or in the glowing organs of some fish and squid – are structurally different from those utilized by other clades, such as the subgroup our peculiar shrimp belongs to.
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Origin and Etymology of clade
First Known Use: 1911
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