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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.
Plural subphyla
A subdivision of a phylum of organisms. A subphylum contains one or more classes.


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