adansonian classification


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ad·an·so·ni·an clas·si·fi·ca·tion

the classification of organisms based on giving equal weight to every character of the organism; this principle has its greatest application in numeric taxonomy.
[M. Adanson]

ad·an·so·ni·an clas·si·fi·ca·tion

(ad'ăn-sō'nē-ăn klas'i-fi-kā'shŭn)
The classification of organisms based on giving equal weight to every character of the organism; this principle has its greatest application in numeric taxonomy.
[M. Adanson]

Adanson,

Michel, French naturalist, 1727-1806.
adansonian classification - the classification of organisms based on giving equal weight to every characteristic of the organism.