infraorder

noun

in·​fra·​or·​der ˈin-frə-ˌȯr-dər How to pronounce infraorder (audio)
: a taxonomic category in biological classification ranking above a superfamily and below a suborder

Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of infraorder was in 1945

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“Infraorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infraorder. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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