noun, plural tax·on·o·mies.
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Origin of taxonomy
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How to use taxonomy in a sentence
Some structural features not previously used were found to have taxonomic significance.Genera and Subgenera of Chipmunks|John A. White
Myology and serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae, a taxonomic study.Fishes of Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk Counties, Kansas|Artie L. Metcalf
Taxonomic and geographic comments on Guatemalan salamanders of the genus Oedipus.
Taxonomic status of some mice of the Peromyscus boylii group in easternMexico, with description of a new subspecies.
Comments on the taxonomic status of Apodemus peninsulae, with descriptionof a new subspecies from North China.
British Dictionary definitions for taxonomy
- the branch of biology concerned with the classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure, origin, etc
- the practice of arranging organisms in this way
Derived forms of taxonomytaxonomic (ˌtæksəˈnɒmɪk) or taxonomical, adjectivetaxonomically, adverbtaxonomist or taxonomer, noun
Word Origin for taxonomy
Medical definitions for taxonomy
Other words from taxonomytax′o•nom′ic (-sə-nō′ĭk) null adj.
Scientific definitions for taxonomy
Cultural definitions for taxonomy
The classification of living things. (See Linnean classification.)