a combining form meaning “branch,” used in the formation of compound words: cladophyll.

Nearby words

  1. cladding,
  2. clade,
  3. cladism,
  4. cladistic,
  5. cladistics,
  6. cladocarpous,
  7. cladoceran,
  8. cladocerous,
  9. cladode,
  10. cladogenesis

Also especially before a vowel, clad-.

Origin of clado-

combining form of Greek kládos Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019