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chemotaxonomy

[kee-moh-tak-son-uh-mee, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊ tækˈsɒn ə mi, ˌkɛm oʊ-/
noun, Biochemistry, Biology.
1.
the identification and classification of organisms by comparative analysis of their biochemical composition.
Origin of chemotaxonomy
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; chemo- + taxonomy
Related forms
chemotaxonomic
[kee-moh-tak-suh-nom-ik, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊˌtæk səˈnɒm ɪk, ˌkɛm oʊ-/ (Show IPA),
chemotaxonomical, adjective
chemotaxonomically, adverb
chemotaxonomist, noun
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