suborder

noun sub·or·der \ ˈsəb-ˌȯr-dər \

Definition of suborder

: a subdivision of an order
  • a soil suborder
; especially : a taxonomic category ranking between an order and a family

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First Known Use of suborder

1705


Medical Dictionary

suborder

noun sub·or·der \ ˈsəb-ˌȯrd-ər \

medical Definition of suborder

: a category in biological classification ranking below an order and above a family

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