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Etymology Edit

sub- +‎ unit

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Noun Edit

subunit (plural subunits)

  1. Any subdivision of a larger unit.
    • 1961 October, “New Metropolitan Line train sets enter service”, in Trains Illustrated, page 622:
      The bogies are built up of welded sub-units which are stress-relieved before assembly by riveting.
    • 2007 September 25, Bungie, Halo 3, v1.0, Microsoft Game Studios, Xbox 360, level/area: Terminal Three (Legendary):
      Interchange manipulation comparisons showed that all subunits are still active, if at slightly lower rates.
  2. (biochemistry) A protein subunit.

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