- binomial nomenclature
- Standard convention, developed by Carolus Linneaus, that identifies each species by a scientific (or botanical) name consisting of a unique combination of two words, Latin in form and usually derived from Greek or Latin roots.See also nomenclature.
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binomial nomenclature — A system of nomenclature using two names, first established for animals by Linnaeus in 1758 and now generally referred to as binominal nomenclature … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
binomial nomenclature — noun The scientific system of naming each species of organism with a Latinized name in two parts; the first is the genus, and is written with an initial capital letter; the second is some specific epithet that distinguishes the species within the … Wiktionary
binomial nomenclature — noun Date: 1880 a system of nomenclature in which each species of animal or plant receives a name of two terms of which the first identifies the genus to which it belongs and the second the species itself … New Collegiate Dictionary
binomial nomenclature — the system of nomenclature in which a species, but no taxon or any other rank, is denoted by a combination of two names … Dictionary of ichthyology
binomial nomenclature — noun : a system of nomenclature in which each species of plant or animal receives a name of two terms of which the first identifies the genus to which it belongs and the second the species itself and which was first standardized by Linnaeus about … Useful english dictionary
binomial nomenclature — bino′mial no′menclature n. bio ter a naming system in biology in which each species is assigned a unique name consisting of two parts, the name of the genus and another, often descriptive, term • Etymology: 1875–80 … From formal English to slang