Definition of Taxon

1. Noun. Animal or plant group having natural relations.




Definition of Taxon

1. Noun. (taxonomy) Any of the taxonomic categories such as phylum or subspecies ¹

2. Noun. (taxonomy) A specific taxonomic category above superfamily and below infraorder; a parvorder ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Taxon

1. a unit of scientific classification [n TAXA or TAXONS]

Medical Definition of Taxon

1. A group or category, at any level, in a system for classifying plants or animals. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Taxon

taxiways
taxless
taxlike
taxman
taxmen
taxo-
taxodione
taxodium
taxodiums
taxodone
taxogram
taxograms
taxol
taxology
taxols
taxon (current term)
taxonomer
taxonomic
taxonomic category
taxonomic group
taxonomic inflation
taxonomic system
taxonomical
taxonomically
taxonomies
taxonomise
taxonomist
taxonomists
taxonomize
taxonomized

Literary usage of Taxon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"taxon richness estimates for varying levels of I6S rRNA sequence identity, ranging from below the "genus" level (95 percent identity), to the "species" ..."

2. Life After Logging: Reconciling Wildlife Conservation and Production by E. Meijaard (2005)
"Endangered (EN) A taxon is Endangered when the best available evidence indicates that ... Near Threatened (NT) A taxon is Near Threatened when it has been ..."

3. Application of Rflp & Rapd Molecular Technologies to Plant Breeding: A edited by Andrew Kalinski (1994)
"... of Tahiti is the sister taxon of the two remaining New Zealand species. Based on the chloroplast DNA analysis, a critical reevaluation was made ..."

4. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"These mistletoes are morphologically distinct, but A douglasii is so morphologically reduced that association with any taxon is obscure. ..."

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