cytotaxonomy cy`to*tax*on"o*my (s[imac]`t[-o]*t[a^]ks*[o^]n"[-o]*m[y^]), n. (Biology) A branch of taxonomy which uses the characteristics of cellular structures, such as somatic chromosomes, to classify organisms. [PJC] -- {cy`to*tax*on"o*mist}, n. -- {cy`to*tax`o*nom"ic}, a. -- {cy`to*tax`o*nom"ic*al*ly}, adv. [PJC]

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  • cytotaxonomically — adverb see cytotaxonomy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cytotaxonomically — cy·to·taxonomically …   English syllables

  • cytotaxonomically — adverb see cytotaxonomic …   Useful english dictionary

  • cytotaxonomy — noun Date: 1930 1. study of the relationships and classification of organisms using both classical systematic techniques and comparative studies of chromosomes 2. the nuclear cytologic makeup of a kind of organism • cytotaxonomic adjective •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cytotaxonomy — cytotaxonomic /suy toh tak seuh nom ik/, adj. cytotaxonomically, adv. cytotaxonomist, n. /suy toh tak son euh mee/, n. a branch of taxonomy in which characteristics of cellular structures, particularly of somatic chromosomes, are used to classify …   Universalium

  • cytotaxonomy — [sīt΄ō tak sän′ə mē] n. the branch of taxonomy that uses cytologic structures, esp. the chromosomes, as an aid in classifying organisms cytotaxonomic [sīt΄ō tak΄sə näm′ik] adj. cytotaxonomically adv …   English World dictionary

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