noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1888 a category in biological classification ranking below a phylum and above a class

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  • subphylum — n. [L. sub, under; Gr. phyle, tribe, race] A major subdivision in classification between phylum and class …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • subphylum — subphylar, adj. /sub fuy leuhm/, n., pl. subphyla / leuh/. Biol. a category of related classes within a phylum. [1930 35; < NL; see SUB , PHYLUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • subphylum — noun A taxonomic category below phylum and above class …   Wiktionary

  • subphylum — In biologic classification, a division between phylum and class. * * * sub·phy·lum səb .fī ləm n, pl la lə a category in biological classification ranking below a phylum and above a class * * * sub·phy·lum (səb fiґləm) pl. subphyґl …   Medical dictionary

  • subphylum — n. subdivision of a phylum, group of related organisms ranking next below a phylum (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • subphylum — noun (plural subphyla) Zoology a taxonomic category that ranks below phylum and above class …   English new terms dictionary

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