wordpress test if custom taxonomy term is child of another term


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how can i test if a wordpress taxonomy/term page is a child of another term? For instance, if i have a taxonomy for "portfolio-categories" which is hierarchical. my top level terms are "digital" and "print". under print, i have "television".. and a few others. if i am on the "television" archive, is_tax() is true as is is_tax('television') but not is_tax('print'). basically i'd like 'television' and its siblings to behave one way while the children of "digital" behave another.

is this possible or would this be best served by separate taxonomies?