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Section  [ Taxonomy ]

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  In taxonomy a section  is  a rank between  genus and species. A subdivision of a genus into morphologically recognisable groupings of related species, but of a category below than subgenus and higher than series.  

The species grouped in a section have minor repeating, genetic and structural distinctions (morphological characters such as size or shape of parts, and either partially or completely isolated, usually by means of geographical or ecological barriers)

Section  [ Morphology ]
Synonym: Segment, Article, Joint.
     
  One of several part or segment of a stem composed of a series of units.  
     
See: Segment  
Section  [ Geometry ]
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