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superorder

[soo-per-awr-der] /ˈsu pərˌɔr dər/
noun, Biology
1.
a category of related orders within a class or subclass.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; super- + order
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superorder

/ˈsuːpərˌɔːdə/
noun
1.
(biology) a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a subclass
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superorder
  (s'pər-ôr'dər)   
A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a class or subclass and containing one or more orders.
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