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subfamily

noun sub·fam·i·ly \ˈsəb-ˌfam-lē, -ˌfa-mə-\

Definition of SUBFAMILY

1
:  a category in biological classification ranking below a family and above a genus
2
:  a subgroup of languages within a language family

Origin of SUBFAMILY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1833

subfamily

noun sub·fam·i·ly \ˈsəb-ˌfam-(ə-)lē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUBFAMILY

:  a category in biological classification ranking below a family and above a genus

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