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superclass

[soo-per-klas, -klahs] /ˈsu pərˌklæs, -ˌklɑs/
noun, Biology
1.
a category of related classes within a phylum or subphylum.
2.
a subphylum.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; super- + class
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British Dictionary definitions for superclasses

superclass

/ˈsuːpəˌklɑːs/
noun
1.
a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a subphylum
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superclasses in Medicine

superclass su·per·class (sōō'pər-klās')
n.
A taxonomic category ranking below a phylum and above a class.

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superclasses in Science
superclass
  (s'pər-klās')   
A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a phylum and containing one or more classes.
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