Definition of subtypical in English:

subtypical

adjective

  • 1Not quite typical; less than typical; (Zoology) deviating slightly from the type of a species or other taxon; specifically (in the quinary system of classification) designating a group of species considered to be of intermediate character between typical and aberrant forms (now historical).

  • 2Of, relating to, or of the nature of a subtype.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Swainson (1789–1855), naturalist and artist. From sub- + typical.

Pronunciation

subtypical

/ˌsʌbˈtɪpɪkl/