superclass

[soo-per-klas, -klahs]

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

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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