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One entry found for phylum.
Main Entry: phy·lum
Pronunciation: primarystressfimacr-lschwam
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural phy·la /-lschwa/
: a group of animals or in some classifications plants sharing one or more major characteristics that set them apart from all other animals or plants and forming one of the main categories in biological classification that ranks above the class and below the kingdom -- compare DIVISION 8

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