subspecialize

verb sub·spe·cial·ize \ ˌsəb-ˈspe-shə-ˌlīz \
variants: or less commonly sub-specialize
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subspecialize

subspecialized or sub-specialized; subspecializing also sub-specializing
intransitive verb
:to concentrate one's efforts in a special occupation, practice, or field of study that is part of a broader specialty :to practice or study within a subspecialty
  • Like most surgical specialists, neurosurgeons subspecialize in different areas, such as tumors, cerebrovascular, seizure, pituitary gland and pain surgery.
  • —John Pekkanen

subspecialization

play \ˌsəb-ˌspe-sh(ə-)lə-ˈzā-shən\ or less commonly sub-specialization noun, plural subspecializations also sub-specializations
    • subspecializations such as creative writing, linguistics, the teaching of English, and English as a second language …
    • —Gerald Graff
    • surgical subspecialization

First Known Use of subspecialize

1900


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