AskDefine | Define phyla

Dictionary Definition

phylum

Noun

1 (linguistics) a large group of languages that are historically related
2 (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes [also: phyla (pl)]phyla See phylum

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • fī'lə, /ˈfaɪlə/, /"faIl@/

Homophones

  • filer (non-rhotic accents)

Noun

phyla
  1. Plural of phylum

Extensive Definition

Phyla, the plural of phylum, may refer to:
  • Phylum, a biological taxon between Kingdom and Class
  • Phylum (linguistics), in linguistics, a large division of possibly related languages
Phyla, as a singular, may refer to:
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