in·​fra·​spe·​cif·​ic ˌin-frə-spi-ˈsi-fik How to pronounce infraspecific (audio)
: occurring within a species
infraspecific variability

Examples of infraspecific in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In doing so, scientists are able to trace the biogeographic history of infraspecific populations and better comprehend other factors like gene flow, fragmentation, range expansion and colonization. Julia Musto, Fox News, 16 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of infraspecific was in 1939

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“Infraspecific.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


in·​fra·​spe·​cif·​ic ˌin-frə-spi-ˈsif-ik How to pronounce infraspecific (audio)
: included within a species
infraspecific categories
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