bio·​sys·​te·​mat·​ics | \ ˌbī-ō-ˌsi-stə-ˈma-tiks How to pronounce biosystematics (audio) \

Definition of biosystematics

: taxonomy especially as based on cytogenetics and genetics

Other Words from biosystematics

biosystematic \ ˌbī-​ō-​ˌsi-​stə-​ˈma-​tik How to pronounce biosystematic (audio) \ adjective
biosystematist \ ˌbī-​ō-​ˈsi-​stə-​mə-​tist How to pronounce biosystematist (audio) , -​sis-​ˈte-​mə-​ \ noun

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Biosystematics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biosystematics. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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