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The classification of organisms based on cellular structure and function, especially on the structure and number of chromosomes.

cy′to·tax′o·nom′ic (-tăk′sə-nŏm′ĭk) adj.
cy′to·tax·on′o·mist n.


(Biology) classification of organisms based on cell structure, esp the number, shape, etc, of the chromosomes
ˌcytoˌtaxoˈnomic adj
ˌcytotaxˈonomist n


(ˌsaɪ toʊ tækˈsɒn ə mi)

classification of organisms on the basis of cellular structure, particularly chromosome structure.
cy`to•tax`o•nom′ic (-səˈnɒm ɪk) adj.
cy`to•tax`o•nom′i•cal•ly, adv.
cy`to•tax•on′o•mist, n.


the area of taxonomy that uses cytological structures, as chromosomes, in classifying organisms.
See also: Classification
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degrees in biology from Harvard University, where he was a teaching fellow from 1955 to 1959, and cytotaxonomist at Harvard's Arnold Arboretum from 1959 to 1961.
It was also a great advantage that unlike his predecessors he documented and numbered his collections conscientiously, providing the numbers and details in his publication, something that no other cytotaxonomists in India were doing at that time.