(redirected from cytotaxonomic)
Also found in: Medical.
Related to cytotaxonomic: chemotaxonomy


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
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
1984) Cytotaxonomic studies on the genus Allium in European Turkey and Istanbul II, section Codonoprasum.
These larvae were bisected and preserved for molecular and cytotaxonomic analyses.
Karyotypic survey, geographic distribution of cytotypes and cytotaxonomic considerations.
Cytotaxonomic studies of Eastern Mediterranean Vicia species (Leguminosae).
Cytotaxonomic and evolutionary considerations about karyotipic data of fishes from the Iguacu river basin in South of Brazil.
2004) and are useful for addressing a variety of evolutionary, genetic and cytotaxonomic questions about animals (Kirpichnikov 1981; McGregor 1993).
To infer cytotaxonomic relationships within Ostreinae, we constructed ideograms, based on relative length and centromeric index values, number and location of major ribosomal genes (either by FISH with ITS1 or AgNORs), and C-banding (Fig.