/sʌbɔlˈtɜnət/ (say subawl'ternuht)

adjective Botany
placed singly along an axis, but tending to become grouped oppositely.
subalternation /ˌsʌbɔltəˈneɪʃən/ (say .subawltuh'nayshuhn), noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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