Definition of Superfamily

1. Noun. (biology) a taxonomic group ranking below an order but above a family.

Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Taxon, Taxonomic Category, Taxonomic Group



Definition of Superfamily

1. n. A group intermediate between a family and a suborder.

Definition of Superfamily

1. Noun. (taxonomy) A taxonomic category above family and below order (and its subdivisions). ¹

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Definition of Superfamily

1. [n -LIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superfamily

superexponentially
superexpress
superexpresses
superexpression
superexpressions
superexpressive
superextensile
superextensive
superextreme
superfabulous
superfactorial
superfactorials
superfalse
superfamilial
superfamilies
superfamily (current term)
superfamily Aphidoidea
superfamily Apoidea
superfamily Coccoidea
superfamily Hominoidea
superfamily Lamellicornia
superfamily Muroidea
superfamily Muscoidea
superfamily Platyrrhini
superfamily Sphecoidea
superfamily Tineoidea
superfamily Tyrannidae
superfamous
superfan
superfans

Literary usage of Superfamily

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1. The Spider Book: A Manual for the Study of the Spiders and Their Near by John Henry Comstock (1912)
"In this superfamily the chelicerae project downward (ven- trad) or obliquely ... These are undoubtedly True Spiders, that is they belong to the superfamily ..."

2. The T├Žnioid Cestodes of North American Birds by Brayton Howard Ransom (1909)
"This change from order to superfamily is . simply a change in name and rank and in itself does not necessitate any changes within the group. ..."

3. How to Know the Butterflies: A Manual of the Butterflies of the Eastern by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1904)
"Venation of the wings of Epargyreus tityrus. believes that they constitute a superfamily distinct from the butterflies. The skippers are so called on ..."

4. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1901)
"2 The True Bees (superfamily Apoidea) ... 4 Life History of a Bumble Bee ... 57 The Ichneumon Flies (superfamily Ichneumonoidea) 61 Life History of an ..."

5. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"2 The True Bees (superfamily Apoidea) ... 4 Life History of a Bumble Bee ... 57 The Ichneumon Flies (superfamily Ichneumonoidea) 61 Life History of an ..."

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