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Meaning of PHYLUM

Pronunciation:  'fIlum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
  2. [n]  (linguistics) a large group of languages that are historically related

PHYLUM is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: Acanthocephala, Annelida, Arthropoda, Aschelminthes, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Cephalochordata, Chaetognatha, Chordata, class, Cnidaria, Coelenterata, Craniata, Cryptophyta, Ctenophora, Cycliophora, division, Echinodermata, Ectoprocta, Endoprocta, Entoprocta, kingdom, Mollusca, Nematoda, Nemertea, Nemertina, Pentastomida, Phoronida, Phoronidea, phylum Acanthocephala, phylum Annelida, phylum Arthropoda, phylum Aschelminthes, phylum Brachiopoda, phylum Bryozoa, phylum Chaetognatha, phylum Chordata, phylum Cnidaria, phylum Coelenterata, phylum Cryptophyta, phylum Ctenophora, phylum Cycliophora, phylum Echinodermata, phylum Ectoprocta, phylum Entoprocta, phylum Mollusca, phylum Nematoda, phylum Nemertea, phylum Nemertina, phylum Phoronida, phylum Platyhelminthes, phylum Pogonophora, phylum Porifera, phylum Protozoa, phylum Pyrrophyta, phylum Rotifera, phylum Sipuncula, Platyhelminthes, Pogonophora, polyzoa, Porifera, Protozoa, Pyrrophyta, Rotifera, Sipuncula, social group, subphylum, subphylum Cephalochordata, subphylum Craniata, subphylum Pentastomida, subphylum Tunicata, subphylum Urochorda, subphylum Urochordata, subphylum Vertebrata, taxon, taxonomic group, Tunicata, Urochorda, Urochordata, Vertebrata



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Phy"lum\, n. (Biol.)
    A series of animals or plants genetically connected.
  2. \Phy"lum\, n.; pl. {Phyla}. [NL. See {Phylon}.]
    One of the larger divisions of the animal kingdom; a branch;
    a grand division.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The second highest taxonomic classification for the kingdom Animalia (animals), between kingdom level and class level.
 Definition: a major division of a kingdom, consisting of closely related classes; represents a basic body plan.
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