Meaning of subfamily
Pronunciation: (sub-fam'u-lē, -fam'lē, sub'fam"u-lē, -fam"lē), [key]
— pl. -lies.
- a category of related genera within a family.
- (in the classification of related languages within a family) a category of a higher order than a branch. Cf.(def. 8),(def. 14).
- subfamily (Thesaurus)