BIOLOGICAL TAXONOMY

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n. a system of classification which organizes all living organisms. The classic model is that of a hierarchial system arranged in ascending order to include species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, and kingdom. Based on the binomial nomenclature first introduced by Swedish zoologist Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778).

BIOLOGICAL TAXONOMY: "As a scientific way of classifying organisms, Biological Taxonomy specifically names each organism by genus and species."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BIOLOGICAL TAXONOMY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/biological-taxonomy/ (accessed July 5, 2022).

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