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Webster 1913 Edition


Subspecies

Sub-spe′cies

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Noun.
A group somewhat lessdistinct than speciesusually are, but based on characters more important than those which characterize ordinary varieties; often, a geographical variety or race.

Webster 1828 Edition


Subspecies

SUBSPE'CIES

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Noun.
[sub and species.] A subordinate species; a division of a species.

Definition 2022


subspecies

subspecies

English

Noun

subspecies (plural subspecies)

  1. (taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below species
  2. (taxonomy) A taxon at that rank
    In zoology and bacteriology, subspecies is the only rank below that of species which is formally accepted by the relevant nomenclatural Code.

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Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /supˈspe.ki.eːs/, [sʊpˈspɛ.ki.eːs]

Noun

subspeciēs f (genitive subspeciēī); fifth declension

  1. subspecies

Inflection

Fifth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative subspeciēs subspeciēs
genitive subspeciēī subspeciērum
dative subspeciēī subspeciēbus
accusative subspeciem subspeciēs
ablative subspeciē subspeciēbus
vocative subspeciēs subspeciēs