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phylum

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈfai.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.
Translations of “phylum”
in Chinese (Traditional) (動物分類的)門…
in Chinese (Simplified) (动物分类的)门…
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