science that studies the description. denomination. and classification of living organisms f based on their similarities and differences (contrast with anatomy. morphology. and physiology).

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
taxonomy (noun)
the study of the general principles of scientific classification - systematics
- classification , especially orderly classification of plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
taxonomy (Wikipedia)

Taxonomy (general) is the practice and science of classification of things or concepts, including the principles that underlie such classification.

Specific taxonomies include:

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