What is another word for phylum?

137 synonyms found


[ fˈa͡ɪləm], [ fˈa‍ɪləm], [ f_ˈaɪ_l_ə_m]

Phylum is a biological term that refers to a major taxonomic category in the animal or plant kingdom. However, there are several synonyms for the word "phylum," depending on the context. For instance, in the animal kingdom, "phylum" is synonymous with "division" or "superphylum." In the plant kingdom, "phylum" is used interchangeably with "division" as well. In some instances, "phyla" is also used instead of "phylum." There are also more specialized classifications such as "clade," "subclass," "order," and "family" that are used in specific branches of biology and can be used in lieu of "phylum" in certain situations. Regardless, these terms serve to organize and categorize the vast diversity of life on Earth.

What are the hypernyms for Phylum?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Phylum?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Phylum?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.
  • holonyms for phylum (as nouns)

What are the meronyms for Phylum?

Meronyms are words that refer to a part of something, where the whole is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Phylum

In very many cases it may be said that actual extermination has not taken place, but that in the course of evolution one species has passed into another; species may have been lost, but the race, or phylum endures, just as in the growth of a tree, the twigs and branches of the sapling disappear, while the tree, as a whole, grows onward and upward.
"Animals of the Past"
Frederic A. Lucas
Luminescence is more widespread in this phylum and more characteristic of the group as a whole than any other.
"The Nature of Animal Light"
E. Newton Harvey
The following five lectures contain the most original matter of any, being devoted to "Phylogeny," or the working out of the details of the process of Evolution in the animal and vegetable kingdoms, so as to prove the line of descent of each group of living beings, and to furnish it with its proper genealogical tree, or "phylum."
"Critiques and Addresses"
Thomas Henry Huxley

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