noun[treated as singular]
The branch of biology that deals with classification and nomenclature; taxonomy.
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of systematics in:
- The US English dictionary