a taxonomic group of organisms classified together on the basis of homologous features traced to a common ancestor.
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How to use clade in a sentence
She notes that there are two different variants — or clades — of monkeypox.
Many specialist corals can’t bring clade D into their tissues.When Evolution Is Infectious - Issue 90: Something Green | Moises Velasquez-Manoff | September 30, 2020 | Nautilus
One answer, says Tye Pettay, a research scientist at the University of Delaware, is that corals harboring this clade may grow more slowly than those with other clades.When Evolution Is Infectious - Issue 90: Something Green | Moises Velasquez-Manoff | September 30, 2020 | Nautilus
Haec autem plaga Hiberniam quoque insulam pari clade premebat.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II) | Charles Creighton
In 1825, he formed a partnership with Mr. Edmund clade, from Buffalo, and retired from active participation in business.Cleveland Past and Present | Maurice Joblin
British Dictionary definitions for clade
biology a group of organisms considered as having evolved from a common ancestor
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Scientific definitions for clade
A grouping of organisms made on the basis of their presumed evolutionary history, rather than purely on shared features. Clades consist of a common ancestor and all its descendants. The class Aves (birds) is a clade, but the class Reptilia (reptiles) is not, since it does not include birds, which are descended from the dinosaurs, a kind of reptile. Many modern taxonomists prefer to use clades in classification, and not all clades correspond to traditional groups like classes, orders, and phyla. Compare grade.
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