subbranch

noun sub·branch \ ˈsəb-ˌbranch \
variants: or sub-branch
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subbranch

plural subbranches or sub-branches
: 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


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