superfamily[so̵̅o̅′pər fam′ə lē]
- 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
A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order or its subdivisions and above a family.