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 (kē′mō-tăk-sŏn′ə-mē, kĕm′ō-)
The classification of organisms based on differences at the biochemical level, as in the amino acid sequences of common proteins.

che′mo·tax′o·nom′ic (-tăk′sə-nŏm′ĭk) adj.
che′mo·tax′o·nom′i·cal·ly adv.
che′mo·tax·on′o·mist n.


the taxonomy of species of organisms based on biochemical characteristics


(ˌki moʊ tækˈsɒn ə mi, ˌkɛm oʊ-)

the classification of organisms by comparative analysis of their biochemical composition.
che`mo•tax`o•nom′ic (-səˈnɒm ɪk) adj.
che`mo•tax`o•nom′i•cal•ly, adv.
che`mo•tax•on′o•mist, n.
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