superclass

noun

su·​per·​class ˈsü-pər-ˌklas How to pronounce superclass (audio)
: a category in biological classification ranking below a phylum or division and above a class

Examples of superclass in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superclass was in 1873

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“Superclass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superclass. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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