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Webster 1913 Edition


Phylum


Phy′lum

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Phyla
(#)
.
[NL. See
Phylon
.]
1.
(Zool.)
One of the larger divisions of the animal kingdom; a branch; a grand division.

Definition 2021


phylum

phylum

English

Noun

phylum (plural phyla or phylums)

  1. (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
    Mammals belong to the phylum Chordata.
  2. (linguistics) A large division of possibly related languages, or a major language family which is not subordinate to another.

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Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpʰy.lum/, [ˈpʰʏ.ɫũ]

Noun

phylum n (genitive phylī); second declension

  1. phylum

Inflection

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative phylum phyla
genitive phylī phylōrum
dative phylō phylīs
accusative phylum phyla
ablative phylō phylīs
vocative phylum phyla