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taxonomy

noun tax·on·o·my \tak-ˈsä-nə-mē\

: the process or system of describing the way in which different living things are related by putting them in groups

Full Definition of TAXONOMY

1
:  the study of the general principles of scientific classification :  systematics
2
:  classification; especially :  orderly classification of plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
tax·o·nom·ic \ˌtak-sə-ˈnä-mik\ also tax·o·nom·i·cal \-mi-kəl\ adjective
tax·o·nom·i·cal·ly \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
tax·on·o·mist \tak-ˈsä-nə-mist\ noun

Examples of TAXONOMY

  1. the taxonomies of various plant groups

Origin of TAXONOMY

French taxonomie, from tax- + -nomie -nomy
First Known Use: circa 1828

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

taxonomy

noun tax·on·o·my \tak-ˈsän-ə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural tax·on·o·mies

Medical Definition of TAXONOMY

1
:  the study of the general principles of scientific classification :  systematics
2
:  orderly classification of plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships

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