sub class


[suhb-klas, -klahs]
a primary division of a class.
a subordinate class, especially one of persons who lack the rights and privileges of the primary class: a subclass of alien workers.
Biology. a category of related orders within a class.
verb (used with object)
to place in a subclass.

1810–20; sub- + class Unabridged
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subclass (ˈsʌbˌklɑːs)
1.  a principal subdivision of a class
2.  biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a class
3.  maths another name for subset
4.  (tr) to assign to a subclass

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subclass sub·class (sŭb'klās')
A taxonomic category of ranking between a class and an order.

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subclass   (sŭb'klās')  Pronunciation Key 
A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a class and containing one or more orders.
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