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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; (linguistics) a large group of languages that are historically related.

Usage examples (40)
  • Phoenix photoelectric effect photon photosynthesis phrase phylum
  • The paper above also discusses the problem of the concept of a phylum, which is highly artificial and has lead to much confusion.
  • The phylum is Chordata not tertapod.
  • In any event, we can start our classification system at the "phylum" level. for more
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