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

  Subgenus \Sub*ge"nus\, n.; pl. Subgenera. (Biol.)
     A subdivision of a genus, comprising one or more species
     which differ from other species of the genus in some
     important character or characters; as, the azaleas now
     constitute a subgenus of Rhododendron.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  subgenus
      n 1: (biology) taxonomic group between a genus and a species

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