Taxon

Definition

noun, plural: taxa

(taxonomy)

(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.


Supplement

Word origin: New Latin, back formation from taxonomy.

Related terms:

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Taxon&oldid=95869"
First | Previous (Taxology) | Next (Taxonomic) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.