noun, plural: taxa


(1) Any group or rank in a biological classification into which related organisms are classified.

(2) A taxonomic unit in the biological system of classification of organisms, for example: a phylum, order, family, genus, or species.


Word origin: New Latin, back formation from taxonomy.

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