subassociation n. [L. sub, under; ad, to; socius, companion] This term has been used by various authors as a substitute for the term association when not in agreement with the definition: a group assemblage of organisms, in a specific geographical area with one or two dominant species.
subbasal a. [L. sub, under; Gr. basis, base] Just distad of the base.
subbiramous a. [L. sub, under; bis, two; ramus, branch] (ANN: Polychaeta) Parapodia in which the notopods are reduced and neuropods are well developed.
subbranchial a. [L. sub, under; Gr. branchia, gills] Beneath the gills.
subbranchial region (ARTHRO: Crustacea) In Brachyura, the ventral part of the carapace beneath the gill area.
subcapitular a. [L. sub, under; capitalis, relating to the head] (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) In Acari, pertaining to the ventral surface of the infracapitulum.
subcapitular apodeme (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) In Acari, a sclerotized continuation of the mentum internally, to which several tendons are attached.
subcapitular gutter (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) In anactinotrichid Acari, the median taenidium on the ventral surface of the infracapitulum; the deutosternum.
subcarina n. [L. sub, under; carina, keel] (ARTHRO: Crustacea) In Lepadomorpha, a small, unpaired plate below the carina.
subcarinate a. [L. sub, under; carina, keel] Shaped like a shallow keel.
subcastes n.pl. [L. sub, under; castus, pure] (ARTHRO: In-secta) In Hymenoptera, the various forms of mature Formi-cidae of a caste. see major worker, media worker, minor worker.
subcellular a. [L. sub, under; cellula, small cell] Applies to organelles in a cell.
subcephalic a. [L. sub, under; Gr. kephale, head] (NEMATA)
Located posterior to the cephalic region.
subcerebral glands (ROTIF) Paired glands of the retrocerebral organ/sac.
subchela n. [L. sub, under; Gr. chele, claw] (ARTHRO: Crustacea) The distal end of a limb developed as a prehensile structure by the folding back of a dactyl against the propo-dus or widest part of it; may arise from propodus folded back against the carpus; gnathopod.
subchelate a. [L. sub, under; Gr. chele, claw] 1. (ARTHRO) Having an appendage in which the terminal podomere that can fold back like a pincer against the subterminal podomere. 2. (ARTHRO: Crustacea) Provided with subchela.
subclass n. [L. sub, under; classis, division] In classification, a major subdivision of a class, comprised of related orders.
subclimax n. [L. sub, under; Gr. klimax, ladder] 1. The stage preceding the climax in a complete sere. 2. A geographically smaller area than that of a 'climax'.
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