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phylumnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfaɪ.ləm/ us   /ˈfaɪ.ləm/ specialized
a main division in a taxonomic (= scientific naming and organization system) relating to animals: Members of the largest and most diverse phylum of animals (Arthropoda), have segmented bodies and an external skeleton.
(Definition of phylum from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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phylumnoun [C]

/ˈfɑɪ·ləm/
biology one of the groups into which animals are divided, mainly based 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)
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