sys·tem·at·ics | \ ˌsi-stə-ˈma-tiks \

Definition of systematics 

1 : the science of classification

2a : a system of classification

b : the classification and study of organisms with regard to their natural relationships : taxonomy

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1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sys·tem·at·ics | \ ˌsis-tə-ˈmat-iks \

Medical Definition of systematics 

1 : the science of classification

2a : a system of classification

b : the classification and study of organisms with regard to their natural relationships : taxonomy

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