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Term Class

A hierarchical category within the taxonomic classification of living organisms that includes similar subclasses. It is below the subphylum (or subdivision). It groups organisms with similar characteristics of different orders under the same phylum. For example, the Mammalia (mammals), Insecta (insects), and Arachnida (arachnids) classes.  

See Scientific Classification

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