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taxon

 [tak´son] (Gr.)
1. a particular taxonomic grouping, e.g., a particular species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, or kingdom.
2. the name applied to a taxonomic grouping.
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tax·on

, pl.

tax·a

(tak'son, tak'să),
The name given to a particular level or grouping in a systematic classification of living things or organisms (taxonomy).
[G. taxis, order, arrangement, + -on]
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taxon

(tăk′sŏn′)
n. pl. taxa (tăk′sə)
A taxonomic category or group, such as a phylum, order, family, genus, or species.
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tax·on

, pl. taxa (tak'son, -să)
The name given to a particular level or grouping in a systematic classification of living things or organisms (taxonomy).
[G. taxis, order, arrangement, + -on]
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taxon

Any group of organisms constituting one of the formal categories of classification, such as a phylum, class, order, family, genus, or species. See also TAXONOMY.
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taxon

(pl. taxa) any grouping within the CLASSIFICATION of organisms, such as SPECIES, GENUS, ORDER, etc.
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The most common taxon was Isoperla (Plecoptera: Perlodidae), which comprised 26.4% of the fauna.
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