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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A direct line of descent within a group presumably from a single point of origin.(plural)

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  • The organisms within each kingdom can then be further divided into different groups called phyla (fie 'luh), the singular of which is phylum (fie' lum).
  • The definition of a phyla is somewhat arbitrary.
  • Comment on “Meet Orthrozanclus down with phyla!
  • The arthropods, chordates, and mollusks are phyla. for more
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