Definition of Suborder

1. Noun. (biology) taxonomic group that is a subdivision of an order.

Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Taxon, Taxonomic Category, Taxonomic Group
Group relationships: Order



Definition of Suborder

1. n. A division of an order; a group of genera of a little lower rank than an order and of greater importance than a tribe or family; as, cichoraceous plants form a suborder of Compositæ.

Definition of Suborder

1. Noun. (taxonomy) A taxonomic category below order and above infraorder. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suborder

1. a category of related families within an order [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suborder

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suboptimisations
suboptimization
suboptimizations
suboptimize
suboptimized
suboptimizes
suboptimizing
suboptimum
suboption
suboptions
suboral
suborbicular
suborbital
suborbitally
suborder (current term)
suborder Alcyonacea
suborder Anisoptera
suborder Anseres
suborder Anthropoidea
suborder Blattaria
suborder Blattodea
suborder Blennioidea
suborder Brachyura
suborder Carnosaura
suborder Cephalaspida
suborder Ceratopsia
suborder Ceratosaura
suborder Charadrii
suborder Clamatores

Literary usage of Suborder

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"suborder Plesiosauria auct. ex ... Order TESTUDINATA auct. ex Shaw* 1802. suborder Pleurodira auct. ex ... suborder Cryptodira auct. ex Dume'ril and ..."

2. Revision of the Pelycosauria of North America by Ermine Cowles Case (1907)
"This is the best.known form of the suborder and has been described as fully as possible. In the description of other members of the group comparison has ..."

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