Definition of superfamily in English:
noun (plural superfamilies)Biology
1A taxonomic category that ranks above family and below order.
- The first group includes the molecule belonging to the species of the superfamilies Cavioidea and Chinchilloidea, which conserves the number of residues (chain A with 21 and chain B with 30 residues).
- On the basis of broad structural characteristics, amphibian antimicrobial peptides have been grouped into superfamilies, each being differentiated into various families.
- Several of the superfamilies include members from two or three different eukaryotic kingdoms, which suggests that they have diverged early during or before eukaryotic evolution.
1.1 Linguistics another term for phylum.
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