phylum

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The plural of “phylum” is “phyla.”
phylum(
fay
-
luhm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (biology)
a. el filo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
On the test, we had to identify the phylum that tadpoles belong to.En el examen, tuvimos que identificar el filo al que pertenecen los renacuajos.
b. el phylum
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
We had to classify the list of animals into their relative kingdoms or phyla.Tuvimos que clasificar la lista de animales en su reino o phylum correspondiente.
c. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We were asked to provide three examples of the Arthropoda phylum.Nos pidieron que dieramos tres ejemplos del tipo Arthropoda.
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phylum
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (biology and zoology)
a. el fílum m, tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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phylum [ˈfaɪləm]
noun
phyla (plural) (Bio) filo (m); phylum (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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