superorder

noun su·per·or·der \ ˈsü-pər-ˌȯr-dər \

Definition of superorder

:a category of biological classification ranking below a class and above an order

First Known Use of superorder

circa 1890


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superorder

noun su·per·or·der \ ˈsü-pər-ˌȯrd-ər \

medical Definition of superorder

:a category of taxonomic classification between an order and a class or a subclass

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