noun Biology.

a category of related orders within a class or subclass.

Origin of superorder

First recorded in 1885–90; super- + order Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for superorder



biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a subclass
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superorder in Science



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