Subfamily meaning

sŭb'făm'ə-lē
A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a family and above a genus.
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A major division of a language family, above a branch.

The Indo-Iranian subfamily of Indo-European.

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A division of languages below a family and above a branch.
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Any main natural subdivision of a family of plants or animals.
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A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a family and above a genus.
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A subdivision of a family of organisms, containing one or more genera. The names of subfamilies in the animal kingdom typically end in –inae, as in Cerambycinae, a subfamily of the longhorn beetle family Cerambycidae.
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(taxonomy) A taxonomic category ranking between a family and a genus; formerly called a tribe.
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Origin of subfamily

  • sub- +"Ž family
    From Wiktionary