chemotaxonomy

[ kee-moh-tak-son-uh-mee, kem-oh- ]
/ ˌki moʊ tækˈsɒn ə mi, ˌkɛm oʊ- /

noun Biochemistry, Biology.

the identification and classification of organisms by comparative analysis of their biochemical composition.

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Origin of chemotaxonomy

First recorded in 1960–65; chemo- + taxonomy

OTHER WORDS FROM chemotaxonomy

che·mo·tax·o·nom·ic [kee-moh-tak-suh-nom-ik, kem-oh-], /ˌki moʊˌtæk səˈnɒm ɪk, ˌkɛm oʊ-/, che·mo·tax·o·nom·i·cal, adjectiveche·mo·tax·o·nom·i·cal·ly, adverbche·mo·tax·on·o·mist, noun
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