noun (pl) -men
a collector of taxes
(informal) a tax-collecting body personified: he was convicted of conspiring to cheat the taxman of five million pounds
1. a combining form representing taxis1, in compound words: taxonomy.
Trademark. 1. a chemical substance derived from a yew tree of the Pacific Coast: used experimentally as a drug in the treatment of cancer. Taxol Tax·ol (tāk’sôl’) Trademark for drug developed from the toxin of specific types of yew trees and bushes and used to kill dividing cells, especially tumor cells.
noun, plural taxa [tak-suh] /ˈtæk sə/ (Show IPA) 1. a taxonomic category, as a species or genus. noun (pl) taxa (ˈtæksə) 1. (biology) any taxonomic group or rank taxon tax·on (tāk’sŏn’) n. pl. tax·a (tāk’sə) A taxonomic category or group, such as a phylum, order, family, genus, or species. taxon (tāk’sŏn’) Plural taxa A taxonomic […]
noun, plural taxonomies. 1. the science or technique of classification. 2. a classification into ordered categories: a proposed taxonomy of educational objectives. 3. Biology. the science dealing with the description, identification, naming, and classification of organisms. noun 1. the branch of biology concerned with the classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure, […]