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subspecific

[ suhb-spuh-sif-ik ]
/ ˌsʌb spəˈsɪf ɪk /
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adjective
of, relating to, or of the nature of a subspecies.
less than specific.
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Origin of subspecific

First recorded in 1865–70; sub- + specific

OTHER WORDS FROM subspecific

sub·spe·cif·i·cal·ly, adverb
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