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A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom.
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(Biology) biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a kingdom
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sub•king•dom(sʌbˈkɪŋ dəm, ˈsʌbˌkɪŋ-)
a category of related phyla within a kingdom.
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A subdivision of a kingdom of organisms. A subkingdom contains one or more phyla.
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|Noun||1.||subkingdom - (biology) a taxonomic group comprising a major division of a kingdom|
Parazoa, subkingdom Parazoa - multicellular organisms having less-specialized cells than in the Metazoa; comprises the single phylum Porifera
Metazoa, subkingdom Metazoa - multicellular animals having cells differentiated into tissues and organs and usually a digestive cavity and nervous system
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