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description

the formal statement of the characters of a TAXON with particular emphasis on those distinguishing it from other closely related forms.
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Indeed, considerable doubt was expressed at the Osaka symposium whether the term ethnic should be used at all; the effect of this debate can be seen in these studies, in which ethnicity, identified as having a 'fluid chameleon-like character, defying description' is shown as a much more flexible concept than commonly allowed.