natural classification

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natural classification
biology classification of organisms according to relationships based on descent from a common ancestor

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Main Entry:  natural classification
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any classification scheme based on the nature of the entities and their relationships; also, any classification scheme in which members of a group resemble one another not only in the characteristics used to define the group, but also for other characteristics not used for classification's 21st Century Lexicon
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