Definition of systematics in English:

systematics

Line breaks: sys¦tem|at¦ics
Pronunciation: /sɪstəˈmatɪks
 
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noun

[treated as singular]
  • The branch of biology that deals with classification and nomenclature; taxonomy.
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    • There he got his first taste of applying the tools of molecular biology to systematics and phylogenetic research.
    • The two main methods for developing phylogenies in palaeontology are evolutionary systematics and phylogenetic systematics or cladism.
    • The question remains, however, whether expertise in taxonomy and biological systematics will be available for the long term.

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