[suhb-king-duh m, suhb-king-]

Origin of subkingdom

First recorded in 1815–25; sub- + kingdom Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for subkingdom


  1. biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a kingdom
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subkingdom in Medicine


  1. A taxonomic category constituting a major division of a kingdom.
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subkingdom in Science


  1. A subdivision of a kingdom of organisms. A subkingdom contains one or more phyla.
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