subphylum

noun
sub·​phy·​lum | \ ˈsəb-ˌfī-ləm How to pronounce subphylum (audio) \

Definition of subphylum

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

First Known Use of subphylum

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subphylum

New Latin

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“Subphylum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subphylum. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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subphylum

noun
sub·​phy·​lum | \ ˈsəb-ˌfī-ləm How to pronounce subphylum (audio) \
plural subphyla\ -​lə How to pronounce subphyla (audio) \

Medical Definition of subphylum

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

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