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cytotaxonomy

[ sahy-toh-tak-son-uh-mee ]
/ ˌsaɪ toʊ tækˈsɒn ə mi /
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noun
a branch of taxonomy in which characteristics of cellular structures, particularly of somatic chromosomes, are used to classify organisms.
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Origin of cytotaxonomy

First recorded in 1925–30; cyto- + taxonomy

OTHER WORDS FROM cytotaxonomy

cy·to·tax·o·nom·ic [sahy-toh-tak-suh-nom-ik], /ˌsaɪ toʊˌtæk səˈnɒm ɪk/, adjectivecy·to·tax·o·nom·i·cal·ly, adverbcy·to·tax·on·o·mist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cytotaxonomy

cytotaxonomy
/ (ˌsaɪtəʊtækˈsɒnəmɪ) /

noun
classification of organisms based on cell structure, esp the number, shape, etc, of the chromosomes

Derived forms of cytotaxonomy

cytotaxonomic, adjectivecytotaxonomist, noun
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