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Definitions of phyla

phyla  (ˈfaɪlə

Definitions

noun

  1. the plural of phylum

phylum  (ˈfaɪləm

Definitions

noun

(plural) -la   (-lə) 
  1. a major taxonomic division of living organisms that contain one or more classes. An example is the phylum Arthropoda (insects, crustaceans, arachnids, etc, and myriapods)
  2. any analogous group, such as a group of related language families or linguistic stocks

Word Origin

C19: New Latin, from Greek phulon race

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