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infracohort (plural infracohorts)

  1. (taxonomy) one of the ranks used in classifying animal life forms; an infracohort is more specific than a subcohort and more general than a subtercohort
    • 2004, New Scientist, 11 Sep 2004, p.13:
      taxonomists have been inventing a confusing raft of ranks, such as phalanxes, infracohorts and supertribes