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suborder

Syllabification: sub·or·der
Pronunciation: /ˈsəbˌôrdər
 
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Definition of suborder in English:

noun

Biology
A taxonomic category that ranks below order and above family.
Example sentences
  • Likewise, comparisons of growth series permit elucidation of phylogenetic relationships at lower taxonomic levels such as suborders, families, or subfamilies.
  • The American mink is a representative of the large family Mustelidae belonging to the suborder Caniformia in the order Carnivora.
  • We therefore employed a second assumption that autocorrelation of mutation rates occurs between insect genera, families, or suborders.

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