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taxon

[tak-son]
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noun, plural tax·a [tak-suh] /ˈtæk sə/.
  1. a taxonomic category, as a species or genus.
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Origin of taxon

1945–50; < Greek táx(is) taxis1 + -on neuter noun ending; see -on1
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taxon

noun plural taxa (ˈtæksə)
  1. biology any taxonomic group or rank
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Word Origin

C20: back formation from taxonomy
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Word Origin and History for taxon

n.

1929, from German (1926), shortened from taxonomie (see taxonomy).

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taxon in Medicine

taxon

(tăksŏn′)
n. pl. tax•a (tăk)
  1. A taxonomic category or group, such as a phylum, order, family, genus, or species.
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taxon in Science

taxon

[tăksŏn′]
Plural taxa
  1. A taxonomic category or group, such as a phylum, order, family, genus, or species.
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