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sub·spe·cies

 (sŭb′spē′shēz, -sēz)
n. pl. subspecies
A taxonomic subdivision of a species consisting of an interbreeding, usually geographically isolated population of organisms.

sub′spe·cif′ic (-spĭ-sĭf′ĭk) adj.

subspecies

(ˈsʌbˌspiːʃiːz)
n, pl -cies
(Biology) biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a species: usually occurs because of isolation within a species. Abbreviation: ssp
subspecific adj
ˌsubspeˈcifically adv

sub•spe•cies

(ˈsʌbˌspi ʃiz, sʌbˈspi-)

n., pl. -cies.
a subdivision of a species, esp. a geographical or ecological subdivision.
[1690–1700]
sub`spe•cif′ic (-spəˈsɪf ɪk) adj.

sub·spe·cies

(sŭb′spē′shēz, sŭb′spē′sēz)
A subdivision of a species of organisms, usually based on geographic distribution.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subspecies - (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
Translations
SubspeziesUnterart

subspecies

[ˈsʌbˈspiːʃiːz] N (pl inv) → subespecie f

subspecies

[ˈsʌbˌspiːʃiːz] n pl invsottospecie f inv
References in classic literature ?
Each of these also, the terrestrial, the winged, and the water species, can be divided again into subspecies.
The extravagance of romantic writers at that time, further, created a sort of subspecies called in its day and since the 'Gothic' romance.
Additionally, the Monte Carlo results showed that the historical gene flow between quetzal subspecies was interrupted at least three million years ago and TMRCA estimated a gene interruption of three to six million years ago.
At this rate, this beetle will go extinct,'' he lamented, while calling for urgent measures to protect the subspecies.
Its relatives the Balinese and Javan tigers have become extinct -- the last observations of those subspecies in the wild were in the 1970s.
The Sichuan, a subspecies of the ring-necked pheasant, was imported from Sichuan Province, Peoples' Republic of China in 1985 (Squibb 1985).
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Nested polymerase chain reaction detected the DNA sequence IS900, which identifies Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), in 52 of 100 diseased biopsy samples from patients with Crohn's disease vs.
avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) DNA by polymerase chain reaction in the peripheral blood of 13 of 28 patients with Crohn's disease.
The Peromyscus Genetic Stock Center maintains seven peromyscine species and two subspecies under uniform and controlled colony conditions.