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Science; 1 sem

Chapter 7 definitions- Classifying

classify To group ideas,information, or objects, based on their similarities.
taxonomy The science of classifying and naming organisims.
kingdom The highest and largest of the taxonomic categories; kingdom includes all other categories.
binomial nomenclature The two- word naming system that provides every organism with its own scientific name.
genus A group of different organisims with similar characteristics; can have one or more species.
species A group of organisims whose members sucessfully reproduce among themselves.
phylogeny The evolutionary history of an organism.
phylum The second- highest taxonomic category in the animal kingdom.
division The second highest taxonomic category in the plant and fungi kingdom.
class The third highest taxonomic category, below phylum (animals) or division (plants).
order The fourth- highest taxonomic category, below class.
family The fifth- highest taxonomic category, below an order.
species diversity The great variety of plants, animals, and other organisims on Earth
dichotomous key A detailed list of traits used to ientify a specific organism.
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