- (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈsʌbspiːʃiːz/, /-ʃɪz/, /-siːz/
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- Hyphenation: sub‧spe‧cies
subspecies (plural subspecies)
- (taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below species.
- (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).
- 1851, [Johann Jakob] Kaup, “Descriptions of Some New Birds in the Museum of the Earl of Derby”, in Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, part XIX, London: Printed for the Society; sold at their house in Hanover Square, and by Messrs. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster Row, →ISSN, →OCLC, page 42:
- But these slight differences will not justify us in considering the West African chiquera as a true species distinct from the Indian true chiquera; it is only a subspecies of the latter true species.
- 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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rank in the classification of organisms
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- (Classical) IPA(key): /subˈspe.ki.eːs/, [s̠ʊpˈs̠pɛkieːs̠]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /subˈspe.t͡ʃi.es/, [subˈspɛːt͡ʃies]