subdiscipline

noun
sub·dis·ci·pline | \ˌsəb-ˈdi-sə-plən \
variants: or less commonly sub-discipline
plural subdisciplines also sub-disciplines

Definition of subdiscipline 

: a discipline (such as an academic discipline) that is part of a broader discipline Organic chemistry is a subdiscipline of chemistry. The management of programmers is a discipline unto itself. There are subdisciplines that deal with how coders communicate.— Paul Ford

First Known Use of subdiscipline

1912, in the meaning defined above

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