Etymology

1. clade

noun. a group of biological taxa or species that share features inherited from a common ancestor.

Etymology

  • κλάδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word clade


1. Noun, singular or mass
Among the largest species of the clade, the orange-colored Tropidophis melanurus reaches almost 3 feet in length; most of the other species are less than half of this length.

2. Adjective
He argued that species should be identified and classified based on genetics and clade relationships, particularly monophyletic groups.

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