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phylum

 [fi´lum] (pl. phy´la) (L., Gr.)
a primary division of the plant or animal kingdom, including organisms that are assumed to have a common ancestry.

phy·lum

, pl.

phy·la

(fī'lŭm, fī'lă),
A taxonomic division below the kingdom and above the class.
[Mod. L. fr. G. phylon, tribe]

phylum

/phy·lum/ (fi´lum) pl. phy´la   [L.] a primary division of a kingdom, composed of a group of related classes; in the taxonomy of plants and fungi, the term division is used instead. Mycologists sometimes use the word to denote any important group of organisms.

phylum

(fī′ləm)
n. pl. phy·la (-lə)
1. Biology A taxonomic category of organisms ranking below a kingdom and above a class. In the classification of plants, division often replaces phylum.
2. Linguistics A large division of possibly genetically related families of languages or linguistic stocks.

phylum

[fī′ləm]
Etymology: Gk, phylon, tribe
a major subdivision of a kingdom of organisms, representing one or more classes.

phy·lum

, pl. phyla (fī'lŭm, -lă)
A taxonomic division below the kingdom and above the class.
[Mod. L. fr. G. phylon, tribe]

phylum

The taxonomic group below kingdom and above class.

phylum

(pl. phyla) a major grouping (TAXON) into which kingdoms (e.g. the animal kingdom), are divided and which is composed of a number of CLASSES.

phylum

pl. phyla [L., Gr.] a primary division of the plant or animal kingdom, including organisms that are assumed to have a common ancestry.
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Ants belong to the phylum --, which includes insects, spiders, and --.
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