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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.
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suborder

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

(ˈsʌbˌɔr dər)

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

(sŭb′ôr′dər)
A subdivision of an order of organisms. A suborder contains one or more families.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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For example, the Ferrosols use all five of the soil colours in Suborders, although most Ferrosols are either red or brown (Isbell 2002).
From the 17 studied samples, a total of 13,520 specimens were obtained, corresponding to 5 suborders, 12 families, 18 genera and 45 species (Fig.
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.
Abstract.--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.
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
Suborders provide information about climatic regime.