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phylum Explained

phylum at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


phylum at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) phyla

phylum at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1876, from Gk. phylon "race, stock," related to phyle "tribe, clan," and phylein "bring forth." ///

phylum at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural phyla /-l[hA353]/ [C] // [Date: 1800-1900; Language: Modern Latin; Origin: Greek phylon 'tribe, race']// technical one of the large groups into which scientists divide plants, animals, and languages//

phylum at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

108 Moby Thesaurus words for "phylum":
affiliation, antonomasia, apparentation, binomial nomenclature,
biological classification, biosystematics, biosystematy, biotype,
birth, blood, bloodline, branch, brand, breed, cast, character,
clan, class, classification, color, common ancestry, consanguinity,
denomination, derivation, descent, description, designation,
direct line, distaff side, extraction, family, feather,
female line, filiation, form, genotype, genre, genus, glossology,
grain, house, ilk, kidney, kin, kind, kingdom, label, line,
line of descent, lineage, lot, make, male line, manner, mark, mold,
nature, nomenclature, number, onomastics, onomatology, order,
orismology, persuasion, place-names, place-naming, polyonymy, race,
section, seed, sept, series, shape, side, sort, spear side,
species, spindle side, stamp, stem, stirps, stock, strain, stripe,
style, subclass, subfamily, subgenus, subkingdom, suborder,
subspecies, subtribe, succession, superclass, superfamily,
superorder, superspecies, sword side, systematics, taxonomy,
terminology, the like of, the likes of, toponymy, tribe,
trinomialism, type, variety

phylum at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(plural phyla ) (biology) a group into which animals, plants, etc. are divided, smaller than a KINGDOM and larger than a CLASS
compare GENUS

Phylum at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Phylum \Phy"lum\, n. (Biol.)
A series of animals or plants genetically connected.

Phylum \Phy"lum\, n.; pl. {Phyla}. [NL. See {Phylon}.]
One of the larger divisions of the animal kingdom; a branch;
a grand division.

phylum at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: (linguistics) a large group of languages that are
historically related
2: (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants;
contains classes
[also: {phyla} (pl)]

phylum at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » phylum|lang=en


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » phylum|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » φῦλον||tribe, race|tr=phulon|lang=grc|sc=polytonic.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈfaɪləm/|lang=en


Inter: en-noun » phyl|a|pl2=phylums
  • Inter: context » biology|taxonomy A rank in the classification of organisms, below kingdom and above class; also called a division, especially in describing plants; a taxon at that rank
    1. : Mammals belong to the phylum Chordata.
    2. Inter: linguistic » s A large division of possibly related languages, or a major language family which is not subordinate to another.


      * Inter: sense » group of languages superstock


      Inter: trans-top » (biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below kingdom and above class

  • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|tip
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|fílum|m
  • Chinese: 門
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|kmen|m
  • Inter: trreq » Danish
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|stam
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|filumo
  • Inter: trreq » Estonian
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|fylki|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|pääjakso
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|embranchement|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Stamm|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φύλο|n
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|törzs
  • Inter: trreq » Icelandic

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Interlingua: phylo
    • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|សាខា|tr=sar khar|sc=Khmr
    • Inter: trreq » Latvian
    • Inter: trreq » Lithuanian
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|колено|n|tr=kóleno|sc=Cyrl
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|filo|m
    • Russian: Inter: qualifier » zool. тип (tip) {{m}}, Inter: qualifier » botany Inter: t+ » ru|отдел|m|tr=otdél|sc=Cyrl
    • Inter: trreq » Slovak
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|filo|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|stam|c, Inter: t+ » sv|fylum|n
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|şube, Inter: t+ » tr|filum
    • Ukrainian: Inter: qualifier » zool. Inter: t- » uk|тип|m|tr=typ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » botany Inter: t- » uk|відділ|m|tr=víddil|sc=Cyrl
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|ngành
    • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|ffylwm

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * subphylum
  • superphylum

  • Category: Category:English nouns with irregular plurals -


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=la


    Inter: la-noun » phylum|phyli|phylī|n|second
  • phylum


    Inter: la-decl-2nd-N » phyl

  • Translation: de » phylum
    Translation: et » phylum
    Translation: el » phylum
    Translation: es » phylum
    Translation: fa » phylum
    Translation: fr » phylum
    Translation: ko » phylum
    Translation: io » phylum
    Translation: id » phylum
    Translation: it » phylum
    Translation: lt » phylum
    Translation: mg » phylum
    Translation: my » phylum
    Translation: pl » phylum
    Translation: ru » phylum
    Category: simple:phylum -
    Translation: sv » phylum
    Translation: ta » phylum
    Translation: vi » phylum
    Translation: zh » phylum