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Related to clade: Paraphyletic
a grouping of genetic variants within a single species.
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A grouping of organisms made on the basis of their presumed evolutionary history, consisting of a common ancestor and all of its descendants.
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cladeCladus, subtype Genetics A branch of biological taxa or species that share features inherited from a common ancestor; a single phylogenetic group or line. See Inheritance, Species.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A term denoting all strains derived from a common ancestor. Used to describe human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) strains.
[G. klados, branch]
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cladea group of organisms having a common ancestor - a complete branch of a phylogenetic tree.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005