from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic phylum within the kingdom Animalia — the phoronids.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small phylum of wormlike marine animals


This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology. (Wiktionary)


  • Of the phyla you haven't seen alive, I have seen: Chaetognatha, Nematomorpha, Nemertea, Sipuncula, Echiura which is really a subgroup of Annelida, Phoronida and Brachiopoda.

    So many phyla so little time


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.