Taxonomy vs Gangrene - What's the difference?

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As a noun taxonomy

is the science or the technique used to make a classification.

As a verb gangrene is

.

As an adjective gangrene is

gangrenous.

taxonomy

Noun

(taxonomies)
  • The science or the technique used to make a classification.
  • A classification; especially , a classification in a hierarchical system.
  • (taxonomy, uncountable) The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.
  • Synonyms

    * alpha taxonomy

    Derived terms

    * folk taxonomy * scientific taxonomy

    See also

    * classification * rank * taxon * domain * kingdom * subkingdom * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * class * subclass * infraclass * superorder * order * suborder * infraorder * parvorder * superfamily * family * subfamily * genus * species * subspecies * superregnum * regnum * subregnum * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * classis * subclassis * infraclassis * superordo * ordo * subordo * infraordo * taxon * superfamilia * familia * subfamilia * ontology

    gangrene

    Noun

  • The necrosis or rotting of flesh, usually caused by lack of blood supply.
  • If gangrene sets in, we may have to amputate the foot.
  • (figuratively) A damaging or corrupting influence.
  • * 1960 , Cora Vreede-de Stuers, The Indonesian woman: struggles and achievements
  • Women should earn equal wages with men for equal work done. Child marriages and polygamy are a gangrene on society.

    Verb

    (gangren)
  • To produce gangrene in.
  • To be affected with gangrene.
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