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subadult

Line breaks: sub|adult
Pronunciation: /sʌbˈadʌlt
 
, ˌsʌbəˈdʌlt/

Definition of subadult in English:

noun

Zoology
An animal that is not fully adult: subadults were distinguished by their pelage [as modifier]: subadult polar bears
More example sentences
  • 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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