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cytotaxonomy

[sahy-toh-tak-son-uh-mee] /ˌsaɪ toʊ tækˈsɒn ə mi/
noun
1.
a branch of taxonomy in which characteristics of cellular structures, particularly of somatic chromosomes, are used to classify organisms.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; cyto- + taxonomy
Related forms
cytotaxonomic
[sahy-toh-tak-suh-nom-ik] /ˌsaɪ toʊˌtæk səˈnɒm ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
cytotaxonomically, adverb
cytotaxonomist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cytotaxonomist

cytotaxonomy

/ˌsaɪtəʊtækˈsɒnəmɪ/
noun
1.
classification of organisms based on cell structure, esp the number, shape, etc, of the chromosomes
Derived Forms
cytotaxonomic, adjective
cytotaxonomist, noun
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cytotaxonomist in Medicine

cytotaxonomy cy·to·tax·on·o·my (sī'tō-tāk-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 (-tāk'sə-nŏm'ĭk) adj.
cy'to·tax·on'o·mist n.
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