superorder
noun Date: circa 1890 a category of biological classification ranking below a class and above an order

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Superorder — Su per*or der, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A group intermediate in importance between an order and a subclass. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superorder — [so͞o′pər ôr΄dər] n. a natural subdivision between an order and a class or subclass of plants or animals …   English World dictionary

  • superorder — n. [L. super, over; ordo, order] In classification, a group below class and above order …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • superorder — /sooh peuhr awr deuhr/, n. Biol. a category of related orders within a class or subclass. [1885 90; SUPER + ORDER] * * * …   Universalium

  • superorder — noun A taxonomic category below subclass and above order …   Wiktionary

  • superorder — su·per·or·der sü pər .ȯrd ər n a category of taxonomic classification between an order and a class or a subclass …   Medical dictionary

  • superorder — n. (Biology) taxonomic category that ranks above an order and below a class or subclass …   English contemporary dictionary

  • superorder — noun Biology a taxonomic category that ranks above order and below class …   English new terms dictionary

  • superorder — su·per·order …   English syllables

  • superorder — su•per•or•der [[t]ˈsu pərˌɔr dər[/t]] n. Biol. bio a category of related orders within a class or subclass • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

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