binominal name

binominal name
A scientific name at the rank of species, with two terms: a generic name and a specific name.

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  • binominal — 1. adjective a) consisting of two names b) pertaining to the noun binomen Syn: binomial 2. noun a scientific name, at the rank of species, with two terms: a …   Wiktionary

  • binominal nomenclature — The system of nomenclature adopted by the International Congress of Zoology, by which the scientific name of an animal is designated by both a generic and specific name …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • binominal — adj. [L. bis, two; nomen, name] Consisting of two words or names …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • binominal nomenclature — /baɪˌnɒməməl nəˈmɛnklətʃə/ (say buy.nomuhmuhl nuh menkluhchuh) noun Zoology, Botany the system under which each species receives a name consisting of two words, of which the first denotes the genus and the second the species …   Australian-English dictionary

  • binominal — adj. = BINOMIAL. Etymology: L binominis (as BI , nomen inis name) …   Useful english dictionary

  • species name — noun A scientific name at the rank of species, with two terms: a generic name and a specific name. Syn: binomen, binomial, binomial name, binominal, binominal name …   Wiktionary

  • binomial name — noun A scientific name at the rank of species, with two terms: a generic name and a specific name. Syn: binomen, binomial, binominal, binominal name, species name …   Wiktionary

  • Subspecific name — In zoology, a subspecific name is the third part of a trinomen. In zoology there is only one rank below that of species, namely subspecies . The name of a subspecies is a trinomen, a trinominal name, i.e. a name that consists of three names:… …   Wikipedia

  • zoological name — the scientific name of an animal taxon in binominal nomenclature …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Binomial nomenclature — In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal system of naming specific species. The system is called binominal nomenclature (particularly in zoological circles), binary nomenclature (particularly in botanical circles), or the binomial… …   Wikipedia

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