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  1. phy·lum
    IPA[ˈfīləm]
  2. noun

    • 1. a principal taxonomic category that ranks above class and below kingdom.

    • 2. a group of languages related to each other less closely than those forming a family, especially one in which the relationships are disputed or unclear.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: phylum, plural noun: phyla

    • noun

      a principal taxonomic category that ranks above class and below kingdom, equivalent to the division in botany.

      a group of languages related to each other less closely than those forming a family, especially one in which the relationships are unclear.

    • plural form of phylum
    • plural form of phylum
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