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sub·phy·lum

 (sŭb′fī′ləm)
n. pl. sub·phy·la (-lə)
A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below a phylum and above a class.
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subphylum

(sʌbˈfaɪləm)
n, pl -la (-lə)
(Biology) biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a phylum
subˈphylar adj
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sub•phy•lum

(sʌbˈfaɪ ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə). Biol.
a category of related classes within a phylum.
[1930–35]
sub•phy′lar, adj.
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sub·phy·lum

(sŭb′fī′ləm)
Plural subphyla
A subdivision of a phylum of organisms. A subphylum contains one or more classes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subphylum - (biology) a taxonomic group ranking between a phylum and a class
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
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Las plantas predominantes en la zona natural son los torotes (Bursera spp.), mezquites (Prosopis spp.), palo Adan (Fouquieria diguetii), palo verde (Cercidium microphylum), palo blanco (Lysiloma candidum), lomboy (Jatropha cinerea), choya (Opuntia choya), cardon (Pachycereus pringleii), pitaya agria (Stenocereus gummosus), pitaya dulce (Lemaireocereus turberi)(Wiggins 1980).
= uncertainty in the proposed aspect) Species Nurse plant Life-cycle stage Columnar cacti Carnegiea Ambrosia deltoidea S-J-A gigantea * Cercidium microphylum Encelia farinosa Laura tridentata Olneya tesota Prosopis juliflora Cephalocereus Caesalpinia S-J hoppenstedtii * melanadenia Escontria Acacia S-J-A chiotilla * cochliacantha Fouquieria formosa Mimosa luisana M.