supertribe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

super- +‎ tribe

Noun[edit]

supertribe (plural supertribes)

  1. one of the ranks used in classifying animal life forms; a supertribe is more specific than a subfamily and more general than a tribe
    • 2004 11 Sep, New Scientist, page 13: 
      taxonomists have been inventing a confusing raft of ranks, such as phalanxes, infracohorts and supertribes

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