From Ancient Greek κλάδος (kládos, “shoot, branch”). Coined by British biologist Julian Huxley in 1957 in a paper titled "The three types of evolutionary process" in Nature.
clade (plural clades)
- (systematics) A group of animals or other organisms derived from a common ancestor species.
- (genetics) A higher level grouping of a genetic haplogroup.
clade (third-person singular simple present clades, present participle clading, simple past and past participle claded)
- To be part of a clade; to form a clade.