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suborder

[ suhb-awr-der ]
/ ˈsʌbˌɔr dər /
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noun Biology.

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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British Dictionary definitions for suborder

suborder
/ (ˈsʌbˌɔːdə) /

noun

biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of an order

Derived forms of suborder

subordinal, adjective
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Medical definitions for suborder

suborder
[ sŭbôr′dər ]

n.

A taxonomic category ranking between an order and a family.
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Scientific definitions for suborder

suborder
[ sŭbôr′dər ]

A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order and containing one or more families.
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