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superorder

Line breaks: super|order
Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpərɔːdə
 
, ˈsjuː-/

Definition of superorder in English:

noun

Biology
A taxonomic category that ranks above order and below class.
Example sentences
  • Moreover, each category can also have prefixes to create a higher grouping (super-), or lower (sub-, infra-) subdivisions. So now there is also superorder, suborder, infraorder, subgenus, and subspecies.
  • For example, the Piciformes are in the superorder Ciconii, whereas the Passeriformes are in the superorder Passeri; likewise, the Anseriformes are in the Ciconii, whereas the Galliformes are in the Passeri.
  • Arbacia belongs to the superorder Stirodonta, whereas Echinometra and Strongylocentrotus belong to the superorder Camarodonta.

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