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

Other words from chemotaxonomy

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

First Known Use of chemotaxonomy

1963, in the meaning defined above

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