Definition of infraspecific in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌinfrəspəˈsifik/


1At a taxonomic level below that of species, e.g., subspecies, variety, cultivar, or form. In botany, Latin names at this level usually require the addition of a term denoting the rank.
Example sentences
  • The present work represents the first comprehensive treatment of Alnus maritima at the infraspecific level.
  • Several researchers recognize the strength and reproducibility of this method at the infraspecific level.
  • The known vascular flora of the Preserve consists of 538 specific and infraspecific taxa from 310 genera in 98 families.
1.1Occurring within a species: infraspecific variation
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  • Thus we considered the number of lateral costae (five or six per shell flank) in S.7 spiriferformis to be within the infraspecific variation of Sinostricklandiella robusta.
  • Perhaps Furlow lacked the quantity of data needed to resolve the infraspecific variation that exists.
  • Phylogeny, cytology, ethnobotany, conservation biology, and infraspecific taxa are all reasons why a revision of the North American species of Apios was needed.

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Syllabification: in·fra·spe·cif·ic

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