superclass

[ soo-per-klas, -klahs ]
/ ˈsu pərˌklæs, -ˌklɑs /

noun Biology.

a category of related classes within a phylum or subphylum.
a subphylum.

Origin of superclass

First recorded in 1890–95; super- + class
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British Dictionary definitions for superclass

superclass

/ (ˈsuːpəˌklɑːs) /

noun

a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a subphylum
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Medicine definitions for superclass

superclass

[ sōōpər-klăs′ ]

n.

A taxonomic category ranking below a phylum and above a class.
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Science definitions for superclass

superclass

[ sōōpər-klăs′ ]

A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a phylum and containing one or more classes.
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