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sub- +‎ species.

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subspecies (plural subspecies)

  1. (taxonomy) A 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 disciplines.
    • 1821, Robert Jameson, Manual of Mineralogy: Containing an Account of Simple Minerals, and also a Description and Arrangement of Mountain Rocks, Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable & Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson & Co., →OCLC, page 166:
      Granular Augite. [] This subspecies of augite has been hitherto found principally in primitive rocks at Arendal in Norway, in several of the iron-mines, particularly that named Ulve-Grube.

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subspeciēs f (genitive subspeciēī); fifth declension

  1. subspecies

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Fifth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative subspeciēs subspeciēs
Genitive subspeciēī subspeciērum
Dative subspeciēī subspeciēbus
Accusative subspeciem subspeciēs
Ablative subspeciē subspeciēbus
Vocative subspeciēs subspeciēs

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