subtribe

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sub- +‎ tribe

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subtribe (plural subtribes)

  1. A tribe making up part of a larger tribe.
  2. (taxonomy) A taxonomic category ranking below tribe.
    • 1993: Carl L. Withner, The Cattleyas and Their Relatives: A Book in Six Parts
      Brieger and his associates first divide the subtribe Epidendrinae [] into what could be called series, distinguishing four such series in the subtribe.

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