phylum

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From Latin phylum, from Ancient Greek φῦλον (phulon, tribe, race).

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phylum (plural phyla or phylums)

  1. (biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below kingdom and above class; also called a division, especially in describing plants; a taxon at that rank
    Mammals belong to the phylum Chordata.
  2. (linguistics) A large division of possibly related languages, or a major language family which is not subordinate to another.

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Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

phylum n (genitive phylī); second declension

  1. phylum

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative phylum phyla
genitive phylī phylōrum
dative phylō phylīs
accusative phylum phyla
ablative phylō phylīs
vocative phylum phyla