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the process of grouping things based on thier similarities

binomial nomenclature

a system for giving each organism a two-word scientific name that consists of the genus name followed by the species name


a group of similar organisms that can mate with each other and produce fertile offspring


the science of describing, naming, and classifying organisms


(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species


change in a kind of organism over time

taxonomic key

A series of paired statements that describe the physical characteristics of different organisms.

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