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Subfamily vs. Tribe

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Subfamilynoun

(taxonomy) A taxonomic category ranking between a family and a genus; formerly called a tribe

Tribenoun

A socially, ethnically, or politically cohesive group of people.

Subfamilynoun

A secondary or subordinate grouping.

Tribenoun

(anthropology) A society larger than a band but smaller than a state.

Subfamilynoun

One of the subdivisions, of more importance than genus, into which certain families are divided.

Tribenoun

(zoology) A group of apes who live and work together.

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Subfamilynoun

(biology) a taxonomic category below a family

Tribenoun

The collective noun for various animals.

Subfamily

In biological classification, a subfamily (Latin: subfamilia, plural subfamiliae) is an auxiliary (intermediate) taxonomic rank, next below family but more inclusive than genus. Standard nomenclature rules end subfamily botanical names with , and zoological names with .

‘-oideae’; ‘-inae’;

Tribenoun

(taxonomy) A hierarchal rank between family and genus.

Tribenoun

(stock breeding) A family of animals descended from some particular female progenitor, through the female line.

‘the Duchess tribe of shorthorns’;

Tribeverb

(transitive) To distribute into tribes or classes; to categorize.

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Tribenoun

A family, race, or series of generations, descending from the same progenitor, and kept distinct, as in the case of the twelve tribes of Israel, descended from the twelve sons of Jacob.

‘A wealthy Hebrew of my tribe.’;

Tribenoun

A number of species or genera having certain structural characteristics in common; as, a tribe of plants; a tribe of animals.

Tribenoun

A nation of savages or uncivilized people; a body of rude people united under one leader or government; as, the tribes of the Six Nations; the Seneca tribe.

Tribenoun

A division, class, or distinct portion of a people, from whatever cause that distinction may have originated; as, the city of Athens was divided into ten tribes.

Tribenoun

A family of animals descended from some particular female progenitor, through the female line; as, the Duchess tribe of shorthorns.

Tribeverb

To distribute into tribes or classes.

‘Our fowl, fish, and quadruped are well tribed.’;

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Tribenoun

a social division of (usually preliterate) people

Tribenoun

a federation (as of American Indians)

Tribenoun

(biology) a taxonomic category between a genus and a subfamily

Tribenoun

group of people related by blood or marriage

Tribe

The term tribe is used in many different contexts to refer to a category of human social group. The predominant usage of the term is in the discipline of anthropology.

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