superfamily


su·per·fam·i·ly

noun \ˈsü-pər-ˌfam-lē, -ˈfa-mə-\

Definition of SUPERFAMILY

1
:  a category of biological classification ranking below an order and above a family
2
:  a large group of closely related molecules or chemical compounds usually possessing a similar function

First Known Use of SUPERFAMILY

circa 1890

su·per·fam·i·ly

noun \ˈsü-pər-ˌfam-(ə-)lē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural su·per·fam·i·lies

Medical Definition of SUPERFAMILY

1
: a category of taxonomic classification between a family and an order or a suborder
2
: a large group of closely related molecules or chemical compounds usually possessing a similar function

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