superorder

[ soo-per-awr-der ]
/ ˈsu pərˌɔr dər /

noun Biology.

a category of related orders within a class or subclass.

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Origin of superorder

First recorded in 1885–90; super- + order
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British Dictionary definitions for superorder

superorder
/ (ˈsuːpərˌɔːdə) /

noun

biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a subclass
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Scientific definitions for superorder

superorder
[ sōōpər-ôr′dər ]

A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a class or subclass and containing one or more orders.
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