taxa

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
tax•on  (takson), 
n., pl. tax•a 
    (taksə). 
  1. Biologya taxonomic category, as a species or genus.
Etymology:
  • Greek táx(is) taxis1 + -on neuter noun, nominal ending; see -on1
  • 1945–50


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

taxon /ˈtæksɒn/ n ( pl taxa /ˈtæksə/)
  1. any taxonomic group or rank
Etymology: 20th Century: back formation from taxonomy



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