subkingdom

noun

sub·​king·​dom ˈsəb-ˌkiŋ-dəm How to pronounce subkingdom (audio)
: a category in biological classification ranking below a kingdom and above a phylum

Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subkingdom was in 1825

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“Subkingdom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subkingdom. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

subkingdom

noun
sub·​king·​dom ˈsəb-ˌkiŋ-dəm How to pronounce subkingdom (audio)
: a category in biological classification ranking below a kingdom and above a phylum
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