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sub·king·dom

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

subkingdom

(sʌbˈkɪŋdəm)
n
(Biology) biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a kingdom

sub•king•dom

(sʌbˈkɪŋ dəm, ˈsʌbˌkɪŋ-)

n. Biol.
a category of related phyla within a kingdom.
[1815–25]

sub·king·dom

(sŭb′kĭng′dəm)
A subdivision of a kingdom of organisms. A subkingdom contains one or more phyla.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
Translations
sous-règne
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The five-kingdom system does include prokaryotic and eukaryotic "superkingdoms," and classifies Bacteria and Archaebacterta as subkingdoms (Margulis & Schwarz, 1998).
Amoeboflagellates and mitochondrial cristae in eukaryote evolution: megasystematics of the new protozoan subkingdoms Eozoa and Neozoa.