subtype

[ suhb-tahyp ]
/ ˈsʌbˌtaɪp /

noun

a subordinate type.
a special type included within a more general type.

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Origin of subtype

First recorded in 1860–65; sub- + type

OTHER WORDS FROM subtype

sub·typ·i·cal [suhb-tip-i-kuhl], /sʌbˈtɪp ɪ kəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subtype

subtype
/ (ˈsʌbˌtaɪp) /

noun

a secondary or subordinate type or genre, esp a specific one considered as falling under a general classification

Derived forms of subtype

subtypical (sʌbˈtɪpɪkəl), adjective
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