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Family  [ Taxonomy ]
Abbreviation: fam.

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

  In scientific classification, a family is a taxonomic group of related or similar organisms. A family contains one or more genera (plural of genus) believed to be related. A group of similar families forms an order.  

Further a family may be divided in subfamilies (intermediate taxonomic category between family and genus) and in tribes (An intermediate taxon  between family and genus, but lower than sub-family)

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