Definition of subunit in English:

subunit

noun

  • A distinct component of something.

    ‘chemical subunits of human DNA’
    • ‘Evidence has been accumulating that this species is composed of subunits that are genetically distinct.’
    • ‘Tank units and subunits attached to rifle divisions and regiments were used for direct support of infantry.’
    • ‘The heart of this work is identifying the sequence of DNA subunits that constitute the human genome.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, the art center is a liberal subunit within a conservative institution.’
    • ‘No subunit aims at self-sufficiency, but seeks rather to exchange the products of its own activities with those of others.’

Pronunciation

subunit

/ˈsəbˌyo͞onət/ /ˈsəbˌjunət/