subbranch

noun
sub·​branch | \ ˈsəb-ˌbranch How to pronounce subbranch (audio) \
variants: or sub-branch
plural subbranches or sub-branches

Definition of subbranch

: a branch that is an offshoot or subdivision of a larger branch The Southern Tungusic languages are a far more compact and diversified branch, subdivided into the Southeastern and Southwestern subbranches.— William W. Fitzhugh and Aron Crowell Birds are not only related to dinosaurs, they are dinosaurs. They're just a subbranch of dinosaurs.— Michael Novacek a bank subbranch

First Known Use of subbranch

1816, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subbranch was in 1816

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“Subbranch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subbranch. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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