Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

chemotaxonomy

play
noun che·mo·tax·on·o·my \-(ˌ)tak-ˈsä-nə-mē\

Definition of chemotaxonomy

  1. :  the classification of plants and animals based on similarities and differences in biochemical composition

chemotaxonomic

play \-ˌtak-sə-ˈnä-mik\ adjective

chemotaxonomist

play \-(ˌ)tak-ˈsä-nə-mist\ noun


1963

First Known Use of chemotaxonomy

1963


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up chemotaxonomy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).