Inae meaning

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Forming the scientific names of zoological subfamilies.

Ardeinae is the name of a heron subfamily.

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(taxonomy) Used to form names of subfamily of animals.
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(taxonomy) Used to form names of subtribe of plants, algae and fungi.
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Origin of inae

  • ModL, fem. pl. of adj. in -inus (in agreement with understood bestiae, animals) < L

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition