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SUBSPECIES

 Dictionary entry overview: What does subspecies mean? 

SUBSPECIES (noun)
  The noun SUBSPECIES has 1 sense:

1. (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species

  Familiarity information: SUBSPECIES used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUBSPECIES (noun)


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Meaning:

(biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

subspecies; race

Hypernyms ("subspecies" is a kind of...):

taxon; taxonomic category; taxonomic group (animal or plant group having natural relations)

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)


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