Superfamily meaning

so͝opər-fămə-lē
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A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order or its subdivisions and above a family.
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A natural subdivision ranking above a family and below an order, usually less extensive than a suborder.
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(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.
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A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order or its subdivisions and above a family.
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A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order or its subdivisions and containing one or more families. The names of superfamilies in the animal kingdom end in –oidea, such as Hominoidea, the primate superfamily containing the family of apes (Pongidae) and the family of humans (Hominidae).
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(taxonomy) A taxonomic category above family and below order (its subdivisions).
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Origin of superfamily

  • super- +"Ž family

    From Wiktionary