noun, Biology.
a category of related families within an order.
(biology) a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of an order

suborder sub·or·der (sŭb’ôr’dər)
A taxonomic category ranking between an order and a family.
A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order and containing one or more families.


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