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phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed worms Acanthocephala , phylum Acanthocephala
spider phylum arthropod
any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column chordate
any family in the phylum Chordata chordate family
any genus in the phylum Chordata chordate genus
in some classifications considered a phylum of the kingdom Protista; in others included in the plant phylum Pyrrophyta Cilioflagellata , Dinoflagellata , order Cilioflagellata , order Dinoflagellata
enigmatic small elongated wormlike terrestrial invertebrates of damp dark habitats in warm regions; distinct from the phylum Annelida; resemble slugs with legs and are sometimes described as the missing link between arthropods and annelids class Onychophora , Onychophora
in some classifications considered a separate phylum: microscopic arachnid-like invertebrates living in water or damp moss having 4 pairs of legs and instead of a mouth a pair of stylets or needlelike piercing organs connected with the pharynx class Tardigrada , Tardigrada
extinct order of primitive vertebrates; the precise taxonomy is not clear; in some classifications considered a separate phylum Conodonta , Conodontophorida , order Conodonta , order Conodontophorida
phylum in the kingdom Protoctista Cryptophyta , phylum Cryptophyta
comb jellies; sea acorns; a small phylum formerly considered a class of Coelenterata Ctenophora , phylum Ctenophora
prokaryotic organisms sometimes considered a class or phylum or subkingdom; coextensive with the Cyanophyceae: cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) Cyanophyta , division Cyanophyta
tiny marine organisms each the size of a period found in great numbers on lobsters' lips; identified tentatively in 1995 as a new phylum or as possible link between Entoprocta and Ectoprocta Cycliophora , phylum Cycliophora
(botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum division
multicellular organisms having less-specialized cells than in the Metazoa; comprises the single phylum Porifera Parazoa , subkingdom Parazoa
small phylum of wormlike marine animals Phoronida , Phoronidea , phylum Phoronida
phylum including: rotifers phylum Rotifera , Rotifera
in some classifications considered a phylum of the kingdom Protista; holozoic or saprozoic flagellates subclass Zoomastigina , Zoomastigina
(biology) a taxonomic group ranking between a phylum and a class subphylum
(biology) a taxonomic class below a phylum and above a class superclass
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