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tribe

 [trīb]
a taxonomic category subordinate to a family (or subfamily) and superior to a genus (or subtribe).
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tribe

(trīb),
In biologic classification, an occasionally used division between the family and the genus; often the same as the subfamily.
[L. tribus]
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tribe

(trīb)
n.
1. A unit of sociopolitical organization consisting of a number of families, clans, or other groups who share a common ancestry and culture and among whom leadership is typically neither formalized nor permanent.
2. Biology A taxonomic category ranking below a family or subfamily and above a genus and usually containing several genera.
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tribe

(trīb)
In biologic classification, an occasionally used division between the family and the genus; often the same as the subfamily.
[L. tribus]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tribe

a taxonomic category between genus and subfamily, used mainly in the CLASSIFICATION of plants.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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