chemotaxonomy

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

Definition of chemotaxonomy

: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

First Known Use of chemotaxonomy

1963


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