Phylum vs Algae - What's the difference?

phylum | algae |


As nouns the difference between phylum and algae

is that phylum is (biology|taxonomy) a rank in the classification of organisms, below kingdom and above class; also called a division, especially in describing plants; a taxon at that rank while algae is (alga).

phylum

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below kingdom and above class; also called a division, especially in describing plants; a taxon at that rank
  • Mammals belong to the phylum Chordata.
  • (linguistics) A large division of possibly related languages, or a major language family which is not subordinate to another.
  • Synonyms

    * (group of languages) superstock

    Derived terms

    * subphylum * superphylum English nouns with irregular plurals ----

    algae

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • (alga)
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    alga

    English

    (wikipedia alga)

    Noun

    (algae)
  • (biology) Any of many aquatic photosynthetic organisms, whose size ranges from a single cell to giant kelps and whose form is very diverse; some are eukaryotic and some prokaryotic; includes the seaweeds.
  • Usage notes

    * (term) is a non-standard plural.

    Hyponyms

    * seaweed