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Meaning of SUBSPECIES

Pronunciation:  sub'speesheez

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
 

SUBSPECIES is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: race
 
 See Also: taxon, taxonomic group

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sub*spe"cies\, n.
A group somewhat lessdistinct than speciesusually are, but
based on characters more important than those which
characterize ordinary varieties; often, a geographical
variety or race.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: interfertile groups within a species that display significant differentiation among themselves.
 

 

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