taxon

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noun tax·on \ˈtak-ˌsän\

Definition of taxon

plural

taxa

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taxons

  1. 1 :  a taxonomic group or entity

  2. 2 :  the name applied to a taxonomic group in a formal system of nomenclature

Origin and Etymology of taxon

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary taxonomy


First Known Use: 1929


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taxon

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noun tax·on \ˈtak-ˌsän\

Medical Definition of taxon

plural

taxa

\-sə\play also

taxons

  1. 1:  a taxonomic group or entity

  2. 2:  the name applied to a taxonomic group in a formal system of nomenclature


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