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 for hyponym
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  hyponym \hyponym\ n. (linguistics)
     a word that is more specific (less abstract) than a given
     word; a term designating a class which is a subtype of the
     given word; a subcategory; a subtype. Inverse of hypernym;
     as, "dog" is a hyponym of "mammal", and "mammal" is a hyponym
     of "vertebrate".
  
     Syn: subordinate, subordinate word.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hyponym
      n 1: a word that is more specific than a given word [syn:
           hyponym, subordinate, subordinate word]

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