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

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke