Definition of Subkingdom

1. Noun. (biology) a taxonomic group comprising a major division of a kingdom.

Specialized synonyms: Parazoa, Subkingdom Parazoa, Metazoa, Subkingdom Metazoa
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Taxon, Taxonomic Category, Taxonomic Group



Definition of Subkingdom

1. n. One of the several primary divisions of either the animal, or vegetable kingdom, as, in zoölogy, the Vertebrata, Tunicata, Mollusca, Articulata, Molluscoidea, Echinodermata, Cœlentera, and the Protozoa; in botany, the Phanerogamia, and the Cryptogamia.

Definition of Subkingdom

1. Noun. (taxonomy) A taxonomic category below kingdom and above superphylum. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Subkingdom

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subkingdom

subjugation
subjugations
subjugator
subjugators
subjunct
subjunction
subjunctions
subjunctive
subjunctive mood
subjunctive moods
subjunctively
subjunctives
subkey
subkeys
subkiloton
subkingdom (current term)
subkingdom Metazoa
subkingdom Parazoa
subkingdoms
sublacune
sublacustric
sublacustrine
sublageniform
sublamina
sublaminal
sublandlord
sublandlords
sublanguage
sublanguages
sublapsarian

Literary usage of Subkingdom

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1. North American Geology and Palæontology for the Use of Amateurs, Students by Samuel Almond Miller (1889)
"subkingdom ECHINODERMATA. THIS subkingdom is represented, in the Palaeozoic rocks, by the Classes Crinoidea, ..."

2. Outlines of Physiology, Human and Comparative by John Marshall (1868)
"Thus, the coralline polyps are transferred to the new subkingdom ... Lastly, the new subkingdom Protozoa includes the Infusoria, with the exception of the ..."

3. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"[subkingdom MOLLUSCA.] Class CEPHALOPODA. THE CUTTLE-FISH [Sepia officinalis, Linn.]. The cuttle-fish would seem to be a complete animal in itself, ..."

4. A Text-book of Invertebrate Morphology by James Playfair McMurrich (1896)
"subkingdom PROTOZOA. A SIMPLE cell, as has already been stated, possesses the power of performing all the functions of life, and consequently the existence ..."

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