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What is a taxonomic key?

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What is a taxonomic key?

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Taxonomy refers to the science of classification. The word ''taxonomy'' derives from the Greek word taxis, which refers to an arrangement, and the suffix, nomos, which refers to the process of managing.

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A taxonomic key is a standard guide that helps scientists and biologists determine the species of a plant or animal.

By utilizing such a key,...

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Taxonomy: Classification and Naming of Living Things

from Science 101: Intro to Natural Sciences

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