taxonomic[tăkˌsə-nŏmˈĭk] also tax·o·nom·i·cal [-ĭ-kəl]
- taxˌo·nomˈi·cal·ly adverb
Variant of taxonomy
- the science of classification; laws and principles covering the classifying of objects
- Biol. a system of arranging animals and plants into natural, related groups based on some factor common to each, as structure, embryology, or biochemistry: the basic taxa now in use are, in descending order from most inclusive, kingdom, phylum (in botany, division), class, order, family, genus, and species
Origin: Fr taxonomie from Glassical Greek taxis (see taxis) plush nomos, law (see -nomy)
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