noun, plural sub·gen·er·a [suhb-jen-er-uh] /sʌbˈdʒɛn ər ə/, sub·ge·nus·es. Anthropology, Biology.
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OTHER WORDS FROM subgenussub·ge·ner·ic [suhb-juh-ner-ik] /ˌsʌb dʒəˈnɛr ɪk/, adjective
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The crest is least developed in the subgenus Neotamias and most developed in the genus Tamias.Genera and Subgenera of Chipmunks|John A. White
The genus is very closely allied to Tapes, and no doubt might better be considered as its subgenus.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
The bullae are less inflated even than in the mink, subgenus Lutreola.American Weasels|E. Raymond Hall
Indeed, the species of the castanops-group are hardly more specialized in this respect than is the subgenus Pappogeomys.
Depending on the species and subgenus, the form of the skull varies from generalized to specialized.