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phy·lum / ˈfīləm/ • n. (pl. -la / -lə/ ) Zool. a principal taxonomic category that ranks above class and below kingdom. ∎  Linguistics a group of languages related to each other less closely than those forming a family, esp. one in which the relationships are disputed or unclear.

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phylum (pl. phyla) A category used in the classification of organisms that consists of one or several similar or closely related classes. Examples of phyla are the Rhodophyta, Ascomycota, Bryophyta, Chelicerata, and Chordata. Phyla are grouped into kingdoms. In traditional plant classification schemes, the division was used instead of the phylum.

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phylum In animal taxonomy, one of the major groupings, coming below subkingdom and kingdom, and comprising superclasses, classes, and all lower taxa. Sometimes, confusingly, the term is used to mean ‘lineage’. It is the root of ‘phyletic’, ‘phylogeny’, etc.

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phylum In animal taxonomy, one of the major groupings, coming below subkingdom and kingdom, and comprising superclasses, classes, and all lower taxa. Sometimes, confusingly, the term is used to mean ‘lineage’. It is the root of ‘phyletic’, ‘phylogeny’, etc.

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phylum In the systematic categorization of living organisms, a major group within the animal kingdom. It comprises a diverse group of organisms with a common fundamental characteristic. In plant classification, the analogous category is sometimes called ‘division’. See also taxonomy

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phylum, in taxonomy: see classification.

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