subspecies
Pronunciation
  • (RP, GA) IPA: /ˈsʌbspiːʃiːz/, /-ʃɪz/, /-siːz/
Noun

subspecies (plural subspecies)

  1. (taxonomy) A rank#Noun|rank in the classification of organisms, below species.
  2. (taxonomy) A taxon at that rank, often indicated with trinomial nomenclature (such as Felis silvestris silvestris in zoology and Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii in botany).
  3. A subdivision of a species in other scientific discipline#Noun|disciplines.
Synonyms
  • (abbreviations) ssp., subsp.
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