chemotaxonomist

chemotaxonomy

[kee-moh-tak-son-uh-mee, kem-oh-]
noun Biochemistry, Biology.
the identification and classification of organisms by comparative analysis of their biochemical composition.

Origin:
1960–65; chemo- + taxonomy

chemotaxonomic [kee-moh-tak-suh-nom-ik, kem-oh-] , chemotaxonomical, adjective
chemotaxonomically, adverb
chemotaxonomist, noun
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