noun, plural tax·on·o·mies.
Origin of taxonomy
Examples from the Web for taxonomic
It is difficult to test these possibilities because the selective value of the taxonomic characters is unknown.
The taxonomic value of the microscopic structure of the stigmal plates in the tick genus Dermacentor.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
The width of a hair in the underfur is of no taxonomic significance, in that individual variation exceeds that between species.North American Jumping Mice (Genus Zapus)|Philip H. Krutzsch
Taxonomic status of some mice of the Peromyscus boylii group in eastern Mexico, with description of a new subspecies.Natural History of the Bell Vireo, Vireo bellii Audubon|Jon C. Barlow
Comparative studies of hylid skulls are expected to yield information of taxonomic importance.
British Dictionary definitions for taxonomic
- 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
Word Origin for taxonomy
Word Origin and History for taxonomic
1828, from French taxonomie (1813), introduced by Linnæus and coined irregularly from Greek taxis "arrangement" (see taxidermy) + -nomia "method," from -nomos "managing," from nemein "manage" (see numismatics).
Medicine definitions for taxonomic
Science definitions for taxonomic
Culture definitions for taxonomic
The classification of living things. (See Linnean classification.)