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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
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caninus are so similar externally that many authors considered them to be taxonomically identical or only subspecifically distinct.