subkingdom
noun Date: 1825 a category in biological classification ranking below a kingdom and above a phylum

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Subkingdom — Sub*king dom, n. One of the several primary divisions of either the animal, or vegetable kingdom, as, in zo[ o]logy, the Vertebrata, Tunicata, Mollusca, Articulata, Molluscoidea, Echinodermata, C[oe]lentera, and the Protozoa; in botany, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subkingdom — [sub′kiŋ΄dəm] n. any main natural subdivision of the plant or animal kingdom …   English World dictionary

  • subkingdom — /sub king deuhm, sub king /, n. Biol. a category of related phyla within a kingdom. [1815 25; SUB + KINGDOM] * * * …   Universalium

  • subkingdom — noun A taxonomic category below kingdom and above superphylum …   Wiktionary

  • subkingdom — In biologic classification, a division between kingdom and phylum. * * * sub·king·dom səb .kiŋ dəm n a category in biological classification ranking below a kingdom and above a phylum …   Medical dictionary

  • subkingdom — n. one of the main groups into which the animal and vegetable kingdom is divided …   English contemporary dictionary

  • subkingdom — noun Biology a taxonomic category that ranks below kingdom and above phylum or division …   English new terms dictionary

  • subkingdom — sub·kingdom …   English syllables

  • subkingdom — sub•king•dom [[t]sʌbˈkɪŋ dəm, ˈsʌbˌkɪŋ [/t]] n. Biol. bio a category of related phyla within a kingdom • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • subkingdom — /sʌbˈkɪŋdəm/ (say sub kingduhm) noun Biology a classification consisting of related phyla within a kingdom …   Australian English dictionary

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