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superclass Line breaks: super|class
Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpəklɑːs/

Definition of superclass in English:


A taxonomic category that ranks above class and below phylum.
Example sentences
  • 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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