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noun, plural superfamilies. Biology.
a category of related families within an order or suborder.
noun (pl) -lies
(biology) a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a suborder
any analogous group, such as a group of related languages
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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