subtype

noun
sub·​type | \ ˈsəb-ˌtīp How to pronounce subtype (audio) \
variants: or less commonly sub-type
plural subtypes also sub-types

Definition of subtype

: a type that is a subdivision of a broader type … the … vaccine has a new, additional molecular component that its developers believe will contribute to a broader range of protection against subtypes of HIV found in North America, Europe, Australia, Central America, and South America.The Journal of the American Medical Association … the neurotransmitter serotonin has at least 14 different known subtypes of receptors.— Steven F. Hyman Among subtypes of juggling found in circus shows are juggling on horseback and strong-man juggling with iron balls.— Mark Levine

First Known Use of subtype

1816, in the meaning defined above

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“Subtype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subtype. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for subtype

subtype

noun
sub·​type | \ ˈsəb-ˌtīp How to pronounce subtype (audio) \

Medical Definition of subtype

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a type that is subordinate to or included in another type the blood group subtypes subtypes of a disease

subtype

transitive verb
subtyped; subtyping

Medical Definition of subtype (Entry 2 of 2)

: to classify according to subtype schizophrenic patients subtyped as paranoid or catatonic

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