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Meaning of subspecies by Wiktionary Dictionary

subspecies


    Noun

    subspecies ( plural: subspecies )

    1. ( biology, taxonomy ) A rank in the classification of organisms, below species
    2. ( biology, taxonomy ) A taxon at that rank
      In zoology and bacteriology, subspecies is the only rank below that of species which is formally accepted by the relevant nomenclatural Code .


Explanation of subspecies by Wordnet Dictionary

subspecies


    Noun
    1. a taxonomic group that is a division of a species



    Definition of subspecies by GCIDE Dictionary

    subspecies


    1. Subspecies n. A group somewhat lessdistinct than speciesusually are, but based on characters more important than those which characterize ordinary varieties; often, a geographical variety or race.