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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (biology) a taxonomic category below a family.

Usage examples (34)
  • On the origins of Hippopotamidae together with descriptions of two species, a new genus and a new subfamily from the Miocene of Kenya.
  • This 'subfamily' is a critical area of family life all around the world, regardless of cultural influence.
  • This month, IF Editor Cat Wayland talks about the "subfamily" of siblings in her newly launched IF mag blog.
  • Review of the species of the South American subfamily for more
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