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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.
[From Greek klados, branch.]
(Biology) biology a group of organisms considered as having evolved from a common ancestor
[C20: from Greek klados branch, shoot]
a group of organisms sharing features that reflect a common ancestor or descent.
[1957; < Greek kládos branch]