Translation of phylum in Spanish:

phylum

phylum, n.

Pronunciation /ˈfaɪləm//ˈfʌɪləm/

nounPlural phyla

  • 1

    Biology
    phylum masculine
    tipo masculine
    • The superphylum Deuterostomia contains the diverse phyla Chordata and Echinodermata and the minor phyla Hemichordata and Urochordata.
    • Arthropods, chordates and annelids are the three segmented phyla in the animal kingdom.
    • In the animal kingdom there are many phyla, and the mammals come into a phylum called the chordates.
    • Of particular interest in this regard are animals in the early diverging non-bilaterian phyla Porifera, Placozoa, Cnidaria, and Ctenophora.
    • He developed the system whereby every known living creature is assigned to a kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species.
  • 2

    Linguistics
    grupo de familias de lenguas masculine
    • Na-Dene is one of the most widely distributed language phyla in North America.
    • Within a phylum, however, it may also be necessary to recognize some languages that have no close relatives and do not fall into families.