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 adjectivecytotaxonomically adverb

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cytotaxonomy — cytotaxonomy. См. цитотаксономия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 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

  • cytotaxonomy — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: cyt + taxonomy 1. : the study of the natural relationships and classification of organisms by methods combining classical systematic techniques with comparative studies of chromosomes 2. : the karyologic makeup of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cytotaxonomy — n. [Gr. kytos, container; taxis, arrangement; nomos, law] A method of taxonomy based on size, shape and number of chromosomes in somatic cells; see taxonomy …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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 — cy·to·tax·on·o·my .sīt ō (.)tak sän ə mē n, pl mies 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • cytotaxonomy — cy·to·taxonomy …   English syllables

  • cytotaxonomy — cy•to•tax•on•o•my [[t]ˌsaɪ toʊ tækˈsɒn ə mi[/t]] n. bio tax classification of organisms on the basis of cellular structure, particularly chromosome structure • Etymology: 1925–30 cy to•tax o•nom′ic səˈnɒm ɪk adj. cy to•tax o•nom′i•cal•ly, adv. cy …   From formal English to slang

  • cytotaxonomic — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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