\ ˈklād How to pronounce clade (audio) \

Definition of clade

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The less severe West African clade has a fatality rate of less than 1%. Emma Specter, Vogue, 27 June 2022 New mutations within the clade have been found, however. Erin Prater, Fortune, 9 June 2022 This is the first time an abelisaurid fossil has been found in the Bahariya Formation, and the oldest of its clade found in all of northeastern Africa. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 June 2022 The West African clade has a lower fatality rate, estimated to be around 1%. Helen Branswell, STAT, 8 June 2022 Not everyone infected with the West Africa clade seems to get a generalized rash that is normally associated with the virus, Heymann adds. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 3 June 2022 But the current outbreak involves the West African clade. Helen Branswell, STAT, 29 May 2022 Early sequencing shows that the type, or clade, of monkeypox virus responsible for this outbreak is similar to that of a 2018 outbreak in Nigeria. Corinne Purtillstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2022 According to the World Health Organization, all of the infected people in the U.K. contracted the West African clade of the virus, a version that tends to be mild and usually resolves without treatment. Tanya Lewis, Scientific American, 24 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of clade

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clade

Greek klados

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1 Jul 2022

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“Clade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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