superfamily

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noun su·per·fam·i·ly \ˈsü-pər-ˌfam-lē, -ˈfa-mə-\

Definition of superfamily

  1. 1 :  a category of biological classification ranking below an order and above a family

  2. 2 :  a large group of closely related molecules or chemical compounds usually possessing a similar function

1872

First Known Use of superfamily

1872


Medical Dictionary

superfamily

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noun su·per·fam·i·ly \ˈsü-pər-ˌfam-(ə-)lē\

Medical Definition of superfamily

plural

superfamilies

  1. 1:  a category of taxonomic classification between a family and an order or a suborder

  2. 2:  a large group of closely related molecules or chemical compounds usually possessing a similar function


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