scientific name

scientific name
A formal name according to an internationally accepted standard, especially the formal name of a taxon:

Fagaceae is the scientific name for the oak family.


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  • scientific name — the Latin or latinized name of a taxon as opposed to its popular or vernacular name. Consists of two words, the genus name and the species or trivial name, e.g. Squalus acanthias, the spiny dogfish. Convention demands that this name be underlined …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • scientific name —   Unique combination of two words (genus and specific epithet), Latin in form and usually derived from Greek or Latin roots, that identifies a particular species; botanical name.   See also binomial nomenclature, nomenclature …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • scientific name — noun : a taxonomic name : taxon …   Useful english dictionary

  • scientific name — The formal nomenclatural designation of a taxon …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • new scientific name — a scientific name, available or unavailable, when first proposed for a taxon …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • name — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 word/words sb/sth is known by ADJECTIVE ▪ Christian (BrE), first, given (esp. AmE) ▪ middle, second (= middle name) (BrE) ▪ family …   Collocations dictionary

  • name — name1 W1S1 [neım] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(of a person)¦ 2¦(of a thing or place)¦ 3¦(reputation)¦ 4¦(famous person/company/product)¦ 5 call somebody names 6 in somebody s name/in the name of somebody 7 something has somebody s name on it 8 in the name of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • name — Synonyms and related words: Christian name, Establishment, VIP, acclaim, advert to, advertise, alias, allude to, announce, appellation, appellative, appoint, assign, baptismal name, baptize, baron, be taken as, big, big cheese, big gun, big man,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scientific —   See science.    ♦ Scientific name, inoa Lākina …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • name available — a scientific name of an animal satisfies the provisions of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, including publications of the name after 1757 in a latinized form or arbitrary combination of letters constructed so it can be treated… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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