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A taxonomic group of any rank, such as a species, family, or class.
taxonomic group, group, order, class, subclass, genus, speciesView synonyms
- ‘Each taxon represents a single species, except where the number of taxa is given in parentheses.’
- ‘In other schemes the phylum Arthropoda is retained and the major taxa are given subphylum or class status.’
- ‘For this study, we were not able to obtain standard samples for these species taxa.’
- ‘Whether these taxa should be considered species is an issue that may never be resolved.’
- ‘The extent of polyploidy in target taxa and related species was generally unknown.’
1920s: back-formation from taxonomy.
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