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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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