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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kleyd]
    • /kleɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kleyd]
    • /kleɪd/

Definitions of clade word

  • noun clade a group of organisms considered as having evolved from a common ancestor 3
  • noun clade a group of living organisms that includes all the descendants sharing specific genetic traits of a common ancestor 3
  • noun clade a taxonomic group of organisms classified together on the basis of homologous features traced to a common ancestor. 1
  • noun clade A group of organisms believed to have evolved from a common ancestor, according to the principles of cladistics. 1
  • noun clade (systematics) A group of animals or other organisms derived from a common ancestor species. 0
  • noun clade (genetics) A higher level grouping of a genetic haplogroup. 0

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Origin of clade

First appearance:

before 1957
One of the 4% newest English words
First recorded in 1957, clade is from the Greek word kládos branch

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Parts of speech for Clade


clade popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

clade usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with clade

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