What does clade mean?

Definitions for cladekleɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clade(noun)

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


  1. clade(Noun)

    A group of animals or other organisms derived from a common ancestor species.

  2. clade(Noun)

    A higher level grouping of a genetic haplogroup.

  3. Origin: From κλάδος.


  1. Clade

    A clade or monophylum is a group consisting of an ancestor and all its descendants, a single "branch" on the "tree of life". The ancestor may be an individual, a breeding pair, a population or even a species. Many familiar groups, the rodents and the insects for example, are clades; others, like the lizards and the monkeys, are not. Increasingly, taxonomists try to name preferably or only taxa that are clades.

Anagrams for clade »

  1. laced

  2. decal

  3. E.D. Cal.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clade in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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