Suborder

Suborder
Suborder Sub*or"der, n. (Nat. Hist.) A division of an order; a group of genera of a little lower rank than an order and of greater importance than a tribe or family; as, cichoraceous plants form a suborder of Composit[ae]. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • suborder Marginocephalia — noun includes boneheaded (pachycephalosaurs) and horned (ceratopsian) dinosaurs • Syn: ↑Marginocephalia, ↑marginocephalian • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Ornithischia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • suborder Myxiniformes — noun hagfishes as distinguished from lampreys • Syn: ↑Myxiniformes, ↑Hyperotreta, ↑suborder Hyperotreta, ↑Myxinoidei, ↑Myxinoidea, ↑suborder Myxinoidei • Hypernyms: ↑animal order …   Useful english dictionary

  • suborder Myxinoidei — noun hagfishes as distinguished from lampreys • Syn: ↑Myxiniformes, ↑suborder Myxiniformes, ↑Hyperotreta, ↑suborder Hyperotreta, ↑Myxinoidei, ↑Myxinoidea • Hypernyms: ↑animal order …   Useful english dictionary

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