su·​per·​or·​der ˈsü-pər-ˌȯr-dər How to pronounce superorder (audio)
: a category of biological classification ranking below a class and above an order

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superorder was circa 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Superorder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


su·​per·​or·​der ˈsü-pər-ˌȯrd-ər How to pronounce superorder (audio)
: a category of taxonomic classification between an order and a class or a subclass
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