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suborder

[suhb-awr-der] /ˈsʌbˌɔr dər/
noun, Biology.
1.
a category of related families within an order.
Origin of suborder
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; sub- + order
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suborder

/ˈsʌbˌɔːdə/
noun
1.
(biology) a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of an order
Derived Forms
subordinal, adjective
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suborder in Medicine

suborder sub·or·der (sŭb'ôr'dər)
n.
A taxonomic category ranking between an order and a family.

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suborder in Science
suborder
  (sŭb'ôr'dər)   
A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order and containing one or more families.
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