chemotaxonomy

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

Definition of chemotaxonomy

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

Other Words from chemotaxonomy

chemotaxonomic \ ˌkē-​mō-​ˌtak-​sə-​ˈnä-​mik \ adjective
chemotaxonomist \ ˌkē-​mō-​(ˌ)tak-​ˈsä-​nə-​mist \ noun

First Known Use of chemotaxonomy

1963, in the meaning defined above

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