Taxonomy

Science / Marine Biology / Taxonomy: The theory and practice of describing, naming and classifying plants and animals. See also systematics.

Archetype

Entertainment / Literature / Archetype: An original model or pattern from which other later copies are made, especially a character, an action, or situation that seems to represent common patterns of human life. Often, archetypes include a MORE

Systematics

Science / Biology / Systematics: The classification of organisms based on information from observations and experiments; includes the reconstruction of evolutionary relatedness among living organisms. Currently, a system that divides MORE

Families

Science / Biology / Families: 1. In taxonomy, term applied to subcategories within orders. 2. Term applied to a group of similar things, such as languages, chromosomes, etc. MORE

Binomial System Of Nomenclature

Science / Biology / Binomial System Of Nomenclature: A system of taxonomy developed by Linnaeus in the early eighteenth century. Each species of plant and animal receives a two-term name; the first term is the genus, and the second is the species. MORE

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