from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A group forming a type within a larger type.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A group of specific things within a larger, more general group.
  • n. The data type represented by a subclass.
  • v. To categorise as a subtype.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In biology, a more special type included in a more general one.


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  • Possibly my favorite subtype is the SFF book that taps into capital-L Literary stories and frameworks and reimagines them.

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  • But, yeah, the points seem to be a little off – the dragon subtype is mentioned as a “maybe-makes - you-loose-sanitiy-critter”, if they are not all too common in your campaign. misterecho

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  • It is only effective against a certain subtype of breast cancer, those that have too many HER2-receptors on their surfaces.


  • I represent the H1N1 subtype, which is responsible for the Russian Flu (killed 1 million) and the Spanish Flu (killed 100 million).

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  • However, she cautioned that there was no guarantee of it being effective against the local strain, known as the subtype C strain.

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  • From that information, the app tells patients what specific cancer "subtype" they have as determined by an expert panel.

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  • In addition to the IATs, Cox added questions that ask respondents to compare Obama to other blacks to measure whether people "subtype" him or, in other words, see him as a positive exception to their normal prejudices regarding blacks.

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  • The CDC asks states to report confirmed flu deaths by age group but not by subtype, meaning H1N1 deaths are not necessarily tracked. Top News Headlines

  • The current phase of the WHO Global Influenza Preparedness is Level 3 Pandemic alert: a new influenza virus subtype is causing disease in humans, but is not yet spreading efficiently and sustainably among humans.

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  • Interestingly, there is a strong correlation between the specific type of RET gene alteration and the subtype of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2).

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