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taxonomic group

Definition:

an animal or plant group having natural relations

Class:

group noun (groupings of people and objects)

Plural:

taxonomic groups

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary taxonomy
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Taxon | taxa

a group of one populations of organism, which a taxonomist adjudges to be a unit. Usually a taxon is given a name and a rank, although neither is a requirement. Defining what belongs or does not belong to such a taxonomic group is done by a taxonomist ... (47 of 865 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Taxon

Collins Dictionary:

taxon [biology]

any taxonomic group or rank (5 of 197 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/taxon

Britannica Encyclopedia:

taxon [biology] | Taxa [plural]

any unit used in the science of biological classification, or taxonomy. Taxa are arranged in a hierarchy from kingdom to subspecies, a given taxon ... (24 of 141 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/584691​/taxon

Merriam-Webster:

taxon | taxa [plural] | taxons [plural]

a taxonomic group or entity | the name applied to a taxonomic group in a formal system of nomenclature (18 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/taxon

Oxford Dictionary:

taxon | taxa [plural]

Syllabification: (tax¬∑on) | [biology] | a taxonomic group of any rank, such as a species, family, or class. (16 of 42 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/taxon

taxon [biology] | taxa [plural] | a taxonomic group of any rank, such as a species, family, or class [in full]

a taxonomic group of any rank, such as a species, family, or class (13 of 39 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/taxon

Wiktionary:

taxon | taxons [plural]

[taxonomy] Any of the taxonomic categories such as phylum or subspecies | [taxonomy] A specific taxonomic category above superfamily and below infraorder; a parvorder (23 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/taxon

American Heritage Dictionary:

taxon [biology] | taxa [plural]

A taxonomic category or group, such as a phylum, order, family, genus, or species. (14 of 26 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/taxon

Columbia Encyclopedia:

taxon | pl. taxa

in biology, a term used to denote any group or rank in the classification of organisms, e.g., class, order, family. (20 of 24 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0847974​.html

Random House Dictionary:

taxon | taxa [plural] | a taxonomic category, as a species or genus

a taxonomic category, as a species or genus (8 of 17 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/taxon

New World Dictionary:

taxon

a taxonomic category or unit, as a species or family (10 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/taxon

Encarta Dictionary:

taxon | taxa [plural] | taxons [plural]

a group to which organisms are assigned according to the principles of taxonomy, including species, genus, family, order, class, and phylum (21 of 44 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861718592​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

taxon | taxa [plural] | taxons [plural]

First use: 1929

Origin: New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary taxonomy

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/taxon

Collins Dictionary:

taxon [biology]

First use: 20th century

Origin: back formation from taxonomy

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/taxon

American Heritage Dictionary:

taxon [biology] | taxa [plural]

Origin: New Latin, back formation from "taxonomy".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/taxon

Oxford Dictionary:

taxon | taxa [plural]

First use: 1920s

Origin: back-formation from "taxonomy"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/taxon

taxonomy

First use: early 19th century

Origin: coined in French from Greek taxis "arrangement" + -nomia "distribution"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/taxonomy

Wiktionary:

taxon

Origin: Back-formation from taxonomy.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/taxon

taxonomy | taxonomies [plural]

Origin: French taxonomie.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/taxonomy

New World Dictionary:

taxon

Origin: back-formation from "taxonomy"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/taxon

taxonomy | taxonomies [plural]

Origin: French taxonomie from Greek taxis (see "taxis") + nomos, law (see "-nomy")

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/taxonomy

Encarta Dictionary:

taxon | taxa [plural] | taxons [plural]

First use: Early 20th century

Origin: Back-formation from taxonomy

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861718592​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

taxon [biology]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "taxon"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/taxon

the Free Dictionary:

taxon

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "taxon"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "taxon"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "taxon" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/taxon

Google Dictionary:

taxon | taxa [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "taxon"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=taxon

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

taxon

Audio: North American pronunciation of "taxon"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=taxon​001 word=taxon

YourDictionary Audio:

taxon

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "taxon"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/taxon

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