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

  Subspecies \Sub*spe"cies\, n.
     A group somewhat lessdistinct than speciesusually are, but
     based on characters more important than those which
     characterize ordinary varieties; often, a geographical
     variety or race.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  subspecies
      n 1: (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a
           species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical
           isolation within a species [syn: subspecies, race]

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