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1. A major taxonomic grouping, ranking just below kingdom and above class. In the animal kingdom, it is usually replaced by the phylum. 2. Method of propagation for clump-forming plants through pulling apart fibrous-rooted clumps. 3. The removal of suckers from a parent plant for the purposes of propagation.
division of labor
The specialization of parts of an organism or members of a community for carrying out processes, e.g., various tissues of plants conduct different functions. Worker bees, queens, and drones facilitate food storage and reproduction, while a bird uses its wings for flying and its legs for walking.
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