Associations to the word «Superfamily»


SUPERFAMILY, noun. (taxonomy) A taxonomic category above family and below order (and its subdivisions).
SUPERFAMILY, noun. (molecular biology) A large group of related proteins or other molecules.

Dictionary definition

SUPERFAMILY, noun. (biology) a taxonomic group ranking below an order but above a family.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley