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"phylum" in British English

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phylumnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfai.ləm/ specialized
a ​maindivision in a ​taxonomic (= ​scientificnaming and ​organizationsystem)relating to ​animals: Members of the ​largest and most ​diverse phylum of ​animals (Arthropoda), have ​segmentedbodies and an ​externalskeleton.
(Definition of phylum from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"phylum" in American English

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phylumnoun [C]

 /ˈfɑɪ·ləm/
biology one of the ​groups into which ​animals are ​divided, ​mainlybased on the ​shape of the animal's ​body and the way that the ​body is ​arranged
(Definition of phylum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “phylum”
in Chinese (Simplified) (动物分类的)门…
in Chinese (Traditional) (動物分類的)門…
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