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- noun The classification of organisms based on differences at the biochemical level, as in the amino acid sequences of common proteins.
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- noun biochemistry, genetics the
classificationor taxonomyof organismsbased on differences and similarities in biochemistry, especially on differences in amino acid sequencein proteinsthat the organisms have in common
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chemo- + taxonomy
GENEST, K. and SAHASRABUDHE, M.R. (1966) Alkaloids and lipids of Ipomea, Rivea, and Convolvulus and their application to chemotaxonomy.