noun, plural phy·la [fahy-luh]. /ˈfaɪ lə/.
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Origin of phylum
OTHER WORDS FROM phylumphylar, adjective
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The entire phylum of what they do is called “hedging risk,” not diving into it.Jack Hitt Examines Why Amateurs Are the Job Creators|Jack Hitt|June 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Differentiation within the vertebrate phylum is therefore not uniserial, but takes place in several directions.Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
The higher animals begin with the twelfth phylum, namely, the Chordata, or vertebrates.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
The leech is a fresh-water parasitic invertebrate belonging to the Phylum Annelida.
What applies to the vertebrate phylum applies also to the invertebrate groups.
What evidence is there as to the origin of the bony skeleton in the vertebrate phylum itself?
British Dictionary definitions for phylum
noun plural -la (-lə)
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Medical definitions for phylum
n. pl. phy•la (-lə)
Scientific definitions for phylum
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One of the major divisions of the kingdoms of living things; the second-largest standard unit of biological classification. The arthropods, chordates, and mollusks are phyla. Phyla in the plant kingdom are frequently called divisions. (See Linnean classification.)