noun, plural subphyla
[suhb-fahy-luh] /sʌbˈfaɪ lə/ (Show IPA). Biology.
a category of related classes within a phylum.
noun (pl) -la (-lə)
(biology) a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a phylum
subphylum sub·phy·lum (sŭb’fī’ləm)
n. pl. sub·phy·la (-lə)
A taxonomic category ranking between a phylum and a class.
A subdivision of a phylum of organisms. A subphylum contains one or more classes.
subpixel (sŭb’pĭk’səl) See under pixel.
noun 1. any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that have more or less rigid cell walls containing cellulose, including vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, and hornworts: some classification schemes may include fungi, algae, bacteria, blue-green algae, and certain […]
adjective 1. situated under the pleura.
noun 1. a secondary or subordinate plot, as in a play, novel, or other literary work; underplot. Compare counterplot (def 2). noun 1. a subordinate or auxiliary plot in a novel, play, film, etc