subtype

[suhb-tahyp]

Origin of subtype

First recorded in 1860–65; sub- + type
Related formssub·typ·i·cal [suhb-tip-i-kuh l] /sʌbˈtɪp ɪ kəl/, adjective
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subtype

noun
  1. a secondary or subordinate type or genre, esp a specific one considered as falling under a general classification
Derived Formssubtypical (sʌbˈtɪpɪkəl), adjective
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