Meaning of subprimal

sub•pri•mal

Pronunciation: (sub-prī'mul), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of meat) being a cut of meat larger than a steak, roast, or other single cut but smaller than a side of beef: shipped by the packer to local markets for final cutting to reduce processing costs and to retard spoilage.
—n.
  1. such a cut of meat.
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