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sub•fam•i•ly



Pronunciation: (sub-fam'u-lē, -fam'lē, sub'fam"u-lē, -fam"lē), [key]
n.,
pl. -lies.

1. Biol.a category of related genera within a family.
2. Ling.(in the classification of related languages within a family) a category of a higher order than a branch. Cf. branch (def. 8), family (def. 14).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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