Definition of clade in English:

clade

Line breaks: clade
Pronunciation: /kleɪd
 
/

noun

Biology
A group of organisms believed to comprise all the evolutionary descendants of a common ancestor: the great ape and human clade
More example sentences
  • Species in the two primary clades in the genus tend to be found in different parts of North America.
  • Fossils are often not ancestors of extant taxa, but instead may be extinct sister groups to modern taxa or clades.
  • The same mode of increase has been adopted independently in phylogenetically distinct clades.

Origin

1950s: from Greek klados 'branch'.

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