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subphylum

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noun sub·phy·lum \ˈsəb-ˌfī-ləm\

Definition of subphylum

  1. :  a category in biological classification ranking below a phylum and above a class



Origin of subphylum

New Latin


First Known Use: 1888

Rhymes with subphylum


Medical Dictionary

subphylum

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noun sub·phy·lum \ˈsəb-ˌfī-ləm\

Medical Definition of subphylum

plural sub·phy·la \-lə\play

  1. :  a category in biological classification ranking below a phylum and above a class




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