Taxon definition

tăksŏn
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A taxonomic category or group, such as a phylum, order, family, genus, or species.
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A taxonomic category or unit, as a species or family.
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A taxonomic category or group, such as a phylum, order, family, genus, or species.
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A taxonomic category or group, such as a phylum, order, family, genus, or species.
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(taxonomy) Any of the taxonomic categories such as phylum or subspecies.
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For a full list of taxa, see under taxonomy.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
taxon
Plural:
taxa, taxons

Origin of taxon

  • New Latin back formation from taxonomy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from taxonomy.

    From Wiktionary