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Definition of Family (biology)

Family (biology) Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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In biological classification, a family (, plural ) is a taxonomic rank between order, and genus. A family may be divided into one or more subfamiles, intermediate ranks above the rank of genus. In vernacular usage, a family may also be named after one of its common members, e.g. walnuts and hickory trees belong to the family Juglandaceae, commonly known as the walnut family.

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