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subspecific

[suhb-spuh-sif-ik] /ˌsʌb spəˈsɪf ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a subspecies.
2.
less than specific.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; sub- + specific
Related forms
subspecifically, adverb
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Examples for subspecific
  • subspecific identification is more challenging in winter.
  • Species may also be given a subspecific designation such as variety or subspecies.

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