Definition of superclass in English:

superclass

Line breaks: super|class
Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpəklɑːs
 
, ˈsjuː-/

noun

Biology
  • A taxonomic category that ranks above class and below phylum.
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    • There are three taxa conventionally included: the Onychophora (velvet worms, which do not posses an exoskeleton, and were previously considered a distinct phylum), and the superclasses Myriapoda and Hexapoda.
    • The superclass Hexapoda includes so-called true insects and several classes of primitive wingless proto-insects.

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