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taxon

[tak-son] /ˈtæk sɒn/
noun, plural taxa
[tak-suh] /ˈtæk sə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a taxonomic category, as a species or genus.
Origin of taxon
1945-1950
1945-50; < Greek táx(is) taxis1 + -on neuter noun ending; see -on1
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taxon

/ˈtæksɒn/
noun (pl) taxa (ˈtæksə)
1.
(biology) any taxonomic group or rank
Word Origin
C20: back formation from taxonomy
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n.

1929, from German (1926), shortened from taxonomie (see taxonomy).

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taxon in Medicine

taxon tax·on (tāk'sŏn')
n. pl. tax·a (tāk'sə)
A taxonomic category or group, such as a phylum, order, family, genus, or species.

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taxon in Science
taxon
  (tāk'sŏn')   
Plural taxa
A taxonomic category or group, such as a phylum, order, family, genus, or species.
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