sub·​branch ˈsəb-ˌbranch How to pronounce subbranch (audio)
variants or sub-branch
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

Word History

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subbranch was in 1816

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Cite this Entry

“Subbranch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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