Definition of Subphylum

1. Noun. (biology) a taxonomic group ranking between a phylum and a class.

Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Taxon, Taxonomic Category, Taxonomic Group
Group relationships: Phylum



Definition of Subphylum

1. Noun. (taxonomy) A taxonomic category below phylum and above class ¹

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Definition of Subphylum

1. a division within a phylum [n -LA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subphylum

subperiod
subperiods
subperiosteal
subperitoneal
subpermafrost
subpersonal
subpersonalities
subpersonality
subpetiolar
subphase
subphases
subphotospheric
subphrenic
subphyla
subphylar
subphylum (current term)
subphylum Cephalochordata
subphylum Craniata
subphylum Pentastomida
subphylum Tunicata
subphylum Urochorda
subphylum Urochordata
subphylum Vertebrata
subphysiological
subpicomolar
subpicosecond
subpixel
subpixels
subplane
subplanes

Literary usage of Subphylum

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1. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"... animals called lancelets, and (4) The VERTEBRATA (Lat. vertebrates, jointed). i. subphylum I. ENTEROPNEUSTA This subphylum is sometimes given the names ..."

2. A Course in Invertebrate Zo├Âlogy: A Guide to the Dissection and Comparative by Henry Sherring Pratt (1915)
"subphylum IV. Bryozoa. Minute, sessile, colonial animals with a ridge bearing ... subphylum V. Brachiopoda. Sessile, marine, mollusk-like animals with a ..."

3. A Text-book of Biology for Students in General, Medical and Technical Courses by William Martin Smallwood (1918)
"subphylum I. Myxomycetes: slime moulds, sometimes classed as animals. ... subphylum IV. Fungi. 64400 species. Class I. Phycomycetes: moulds and mildews. ..."

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