binomial name
binomen

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 — 1. adjective Consisting of two terms, or parts. 2. noun a) A polynomial with two terms. b) A quantity expressed as the sum or difference of two terms …   Wiktionary

  • Name — For other uses, see Name (disambiguation). Ceremonies, such as baptism, can be used to give names. A name is a word or term used for identification. Names can identify a class or category of things, or a single thing, either uniquely, or within a …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • binomial nomenclature — n 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 * * * the nomenclature used in scientific… …   Medical dictionary

  • binomial nomenclature — or binomial system n. the scientific system of giving a double name to each plant and animal, consisting of the name of the genus followed by that of the species (Ex.: Melanitta perspicillata, surf scoter) …   English World dictionary

  • binomial — 1550s (n.); 1560s (adj.), from L.L. binomius having two personal names, a hybrid from bi (see BI (Cf. bi )) + nomius, from nomen (see NAME (Cf. name)). Taken up 16c. in the algebraic sense consisting of two terms …   Etymology dictionary

  • binomial — ► NOUN 1) Mathematics an algebraic expression of the sum or the difference of two terms. 2) Biology the two part Latin name of a species (the genus followed by the species name). ► ADJECTIVE ▪ consisting of two terms. ORIGIN from Latin bi having… …   English terms dictionary

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