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Superorder

Definition
noun, plural: superorders
(taxonomy) A taxonomic category consisting of one or more orders of related organisms, thus placed above Order.
Supplement
Example of superorder is Euarchontoglires, which includes the Supraprimates.
Word origin: super- (above) + -order
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