Linnaean system
Linnaean Lin*n[ae]"an, Linnean Lin*ne"an (l[i^]n*n[=e]"an), a. Of or pertaining to Linn[ae]us, the celebrated Swedish botanist. [1913 Webster]

{Linn[ae]an system}, {Linnean system} (Bot.), the system in which the classes of plants are founded mainly upon the number of stamens, and the orders upon the pistils; the artificial or sexual system. [1913 Webster]


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  • Linnaean —  for the system of naming plants and animals by genus and species names (e.g., Homo sapiens). Some dictionaries also accept Linnean as an alternative spelling. The term comes from the Swedish botanist Carl Linné (1707–1778), who chose to Latinize …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Linnaean —    for the system of naming plants and animals by genus and species (e.g., Homo sapiens). Some dictionaries accept Linnean as an alternative spelling. The term comes from the Swedish botanist Carl Linne (1707 1778), who chose to Latinize his name …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • system — sys•tem [[t]ˈsɪs təm[/t]] n. 1) an assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole 2) any assemblage or set of correlated members 3) an ordered and comprehensive assemblage of facts, principles, doctrines, or the… …   From formal English to slang

  • Linnaean — Lin*n[ae] an, Linnean Lin*ne an (l[i^]n*n[=e] an), a. Of or pertaining to Linn[ae]us, the celebrated Swedish botanist. [1913 Webster] {Linn[ae]an system}, {Linnean system} (Bot.), the system in which the classes of plants are founded mainly upon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Linnaean — or Linnean [li nē′ən] adj. of Linnaeus; esp., designating or of his system of classifying plants and animals by using a double name, the first word naming the genus, and the second the species …   English World dictionary

  • system — 1. [TA] A consistent and complex whole made up of correlated and semiindependent parts. A complex of functionally related anatomic structures. 2. The entire organism seen as a complex organization of parts. 3. Any complex of structures… …   Medical dictionary

  • Linnaean — Lin·nae·an or Lin·ne·an lə nē ən, nā ; lin ē ən adj of, relating to, or following the systematic methods of the Swedish botanist Linné who established the system of binomial nomenclature Lin·né li nā Carl von (Latin Carolus Lin·nae·us li nā əs,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Linnaean — /li nee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Linnaeus, who established the binomial system of scientific nomenclature. 2. noting or pertaining to a system of botanical classification introduced by him, based mainly on the number or characteristics… …   Universalium

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