noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1699 a subdivision of a species: as a. a category in biological classification that ranks immediately below a species and designates a population of a particular geographic region genetically distinguishable from other such populations of the same species and capable of interbreeding successfully with them where its range overlaps theirs b. a named subdivision (as a race or variety) of a taxonomic species c. subgroup 1 <
a political subspecies
subspecific adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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