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sub·or·der

 (sŭb′ôr′dər)
n.
1. Biology A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order and above a family.
2. A subdivision of a category termed an order.

suborder

(ˈsʌbˌɔːdə)
n
(Biology) biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of an order
subˈordinal adj

sub•or•der

(ˈsʌbˌɔr dər)

n. Biol.
a category of related families within an order.
[1820–30]

sub·or·der

(sŭb′ôr′dər)
A subdivision of an order of organisms. A suborder contains one or more families.
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Noun1.suborder - (biology) taxonomic group that is a subdivision of an order
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
order - (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
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Langer deals with the anatomy of the stomach, small intestine, caecum, and colon of most eutherian orders and suborders.
The estimated year's volume is approximately 3 million SEK / year including suborders parties.
Here, we use cladistics to examine whether existing Soil Orders, Suborders and Great Groups in the ASC form a natural classification, by conducting a cladistic analysis using TNT version 1.
In the section of Zambujal de Alcaria, the percentages of the suborders Textulariina and Spirillinina are relatively important, when compared to those of the remaining identified suborders, being the first one more abundant than the second one.
97 EARLY EVOLUTION, DIVERSIFICATION, AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF THE SUBORDERS CONSTITUTING THE MAMMALIAN ORDER ARTIODACTYLA
The frequencies of uncommon/rare versus established species of Odonata were compared between suborders (Anisoptera--dragonflies and Zygoptera--damselflies), habitat specificity, and primary habitat using chi-square analyses.
Hemiptera were split into suborders Heteroptera and Homoptera, because the digestive systems of most homopterans have filter chambers that concentrate nitrogenous compounds (Borror et al.
Most molecular phylogenetic studies of beetles (order Coleoptera) using 18S rDNA have recovered the suborders Adephaga and Polyphaga as sister groups, together sister to the suborders Myxophaga and Archostemata, with Archostemata alone or in combination with Myxophaga as the closest relative of all other beetles.
In testing these aims we created a 200-m resolution digital soil class map of the Namoi catchment in north-west New South Wales, Australia, based on the abridged Australian Soil Classification Suborders (Isbell 1996) using an existing database of soil profiles collated from various sources.
The first class was defined using the following soil suborders as indicators of wetland presence, since they are related to hydromorphic processes: Alfisols of Suborders Aqualfs, Entisols Aquents and Fluvents, Inceptisols Aquepts, Mollisols Aquic and Aquolls and Histosols Saprists and polygons corresponding to Mollisols of Suborders Udolls and Ustolls corresponding to subgroup Aquic (Table 2).
Preceding species accounts of the related suborders of dragonflies and damselflies, he describes their anatomy, taxonomy, and life cycle, and what attracts them to Georgia.
orders (-ales), suborders (-ineae), families (-aceae), subfamilies