(so̵̅o̅′pər fam′ə lē)
noun pl. superfamilies
- a natural subdivision ranking above a family and below an order, usually less extensive than a suborder
- Linguis. a category of language classification that is above the family, often proposed as a grouping of families that are believed to be related because of some similar characteristics
See superfamily in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. su·per·fam·i·lies
A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order or its subdivisions and above a family.
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