cytotaxonomy


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cy·to·tax·on·o·my

 (sī′tō-tăk-sŏn′ə-mē)
n.
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.

cytotaxonomy

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

cy•to•tax•on•o•my

(ˌsaɪ toʊ tækˈsɒn ə mi)

n.
classification of organisms on the basis of cellular structure, particularly chromosome structure.
[1925–30]
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.

cytotaxonomy

the area of taxonomy that uses cytological structures, as chromosomes, in classifying organisms.
See also: Classification
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