In the context of classification a phylum is a major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes.

Now that an official words exists for such a concept, the word "package" in java or other computer languages seem so ordinary when compared to this "grand division"

>> Sunday, March 26, 2006 2:20:30 PM - Comments by satya

Derived from Greek Phylon, meaning a tribe

The plural of phylum is phyla