- to place in a subclass.
Origin of subclass
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Difficulty of entitling a subclass corresponding to every combination.The Classification of Patents
United States Patent Office
This superorder is equivalent to the subclass Azygostei of Hay.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
This subclass, like the previous one, contains only a single order, viz.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
This subclass contains some of the most remarkable of the seaweeds.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
There remains the fourth subclass—Dipnoi or Dipneusti, the lungfishes.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life
- a principal subdivision of a class
- biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a class
- maths another name for subset (def. 1)
- (tr) to assign to a subclass
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- A taxonomic category of ranking between a class and an order.
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- A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a class and containing one or more orders.
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