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zoology

(Encyclopedia) zoology, branch of biology concerned with the study of animal life. From earliest times animals have been vitally important to man; cave art demonstrates the practical and mystical…

Linnaeus, Carolus

(Encyclopedia) Linnaeus, Carolus kärō´ləs lĭnā´əs, 1707–78, Swedish botanist and taxonomist, considered the founder of the binomial system of nomenclature and the originator of modern scientific…

classification

(Encyclopedia) classification, in biology, the systematic categorization of organisms into a coherent scheme. The original purpose of biological classification, or systematics, was to organize the…

Scientific Classification

Classification, or taxonomy, is a system of categorizing living things. There are seven divisions in the system: (1) Kingdom; (2) Phylum or Division; (3) Class; (4) Order; (5) Family; (6)…

Capitalization

Capitalize the following:Proper nouns and adjectives derived from proper nouns: Marie CurieChina, Chinese Smokey RobinsonDarwin, Darwinian But vocabulary words derived from proper nouns…