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noun Biology.
  1. 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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  1. biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a subclass
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superorder in Science


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