Subfamily



noun, plural subfamilies.
1.
Biology. a category of related genera within a family.
2.
Linguistics. (in the classification of related languages within a family) a category of a higher order than a branch.
Compare branch (def 8), family (def 14).
noun (pl) -lies
1.
(biology) a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a family
2.
any analogous subdivision, as of a family of languages

subfamily sub·fam·i·ly (sŭb’fām’ə-lē)
n.
A taxonomic category ranking between a family and a genus.
subfamily
(sŭb’fām’ə-lē)
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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