su·​per·​race ˌsü-pər-ˈrās How to pronounce superrace (audio)
plural superraces
: a race or nation of people held to be superior to others
: a group of organisms and especially bacteria that are unusually hardy
mutations resulting in a superrace of drug-resistant bacteria

Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of superrace was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Superrace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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