subkingdom


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Related to subkingdom: subkingdom Metazoa, subkingdom Parazoa

sub·king·dom

(sŭb-king'dŏm),
In biologic classification, a division between kingdom and phylum.

subkingdom

(sŭb′kĭng′dəm)
n.
A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom.

sub·king·dom

(sŭb'king-dŏm)
In biologic classification, a division between kingdom and phylum.
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It can be subdivided into two subkingdoms: the central or desert area (i.e., arid Australia) and the Eucalyptus.
Spliceosomal introns are currently known only in the more advanced subkingdom Neozoa.
Gregory of Tours's sixth-century Historia francorum unfolds as the recurring story of a unified Frankish kingdom disintegrating within a single generation into warring subkingdoms. (1) Clovis united all the Franks and baptized hem as Christians, but after he died, his four sons established mini-kingdoms with capitals at Paris, Soissons, Reims, and Orleans.
The five-kingdom system does include prokaryotic and eukaryotic "superkingdoms," and classifies Bacteria and Archaebacterta as subkingdoms (Margulis & Schwarz, 1998).
It is divided into two subkingdoms: eubacteria and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae).]
Adopting a classic policy of divide-and-rule, the British established thirteen subkingdoms; Cetshwayo himself was banished.
Potentially more informative results are based on comparisons between the subkingdoms of protists, the Archezoa and Mitozoa.