Definition of subadult in English:


Syllabification: sub·a·dult
Pronunciation: /ˌsəbəˈdəlt


  • An animal that is not fully adult.
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    • Resident associates or betas were adults / subadults with home ranges that overlapped extensively with those of resident breeders and were directly observed interacting with breeding residents.
    • Adults and subadults also fed pups a higher proportion of prey biomass than juveniles of the same sex.
    • Last year, fires devastated the forests of Far Eastern Russia, where conservation efforts had apparently stabilised numbers of the Amur tiger at 300-400 adults and subadults.

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