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suborder

[suhb-awr-der]
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noun Biology.
  1. a category of related families within an order.
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Origin of suborder

First recorded in 1820–30; sub- + order
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suborder

noun
  1. biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of an order
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Derived Formssubordinal, adjective
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suborder in Medicine

suborder

(sŭbôr′dər)
n.
  1. A taxonomic category ranking between an order and a family.
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suborder in Science

suborder

[sŭbôr′dər]
  1. A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order and containing one or more families.
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