biosystematics

noun

bio·​sys·​te·​mat·​ics ˌbī-ō-ˌsi-stə-ˈma-tiks How to pronounce biosystematics (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: taxonomy especially as based on cytogenetics and genetics
biosystematic adjective
biosystematist noun

Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of biosystematics was in 1943

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“Biosystematics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biosystematics. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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