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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  • cytotaxonomist — See cytotaxonomic. * * * …   Universalium

  • cytotaxonomist — cy·to·taxonomist …   English syllables

  • cytotaxonomist — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun : one specializing in cytotaxonomy …   Useful english 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

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