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[suhb-jee-nuh s]
noun, plural sub·gen·er·a [suhb-jen-er-uh] /sʌbˈdʒɛn ər ə/, sub·ge·nus·es. Anthropology, Biology.
  1. a category of related species within a genus.
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Origin of subgenus

From New Latin, dating back to 1805–15; see origin at sub-, genus
Related formssub·ge·ner·ic [suhb-juh-ner-ik] /ˌsʌb dʒəˈnɛr ɪk/, adjective
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noun plural -genera (-ˈdʒɛnərə) or -genuses
  1. biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a genus but of higher rank than a species
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Derived Formssubgeneric (ˌsʌbdʒəˈnɛrɪk), adjective
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n. pl. sub•gen•e•ra (-jĕn′ər-ə)
  1. A taxonomic category ranking between a genus and a species.
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Related formssub′ge•neric (-jə-nĕrĭk) adj.
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