tautonym
noun Date: 1899 a taxonomic binomial in which the generic name and specific epithet are alike and which is common in zoology especially to designate a typical form but is forbidden to botany under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature • tautonymy noun

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  • tautonym — [tôt′ə nim] n. [< TAUT(O) + Gr onyma, NAME] Biol. 1. a scientific name consisting of two terms, in which the generic name and specific name are the same (Ex.: Vulpes vulpes, the red fox): this kind of name is no longer used in botany, but is… …   English World dictionary

  • Tautonym — A tautonym is a binomial scientific name in which the name of the genus and that of the species (referred to as the specific epithet in the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature and the specific name in the International Code of Zoological …   Wikipedia

  • Tautonym — Das Tautonym (griech. tautos „dasselbe“) ist ein Begriff des Internationalen Codes für die Botanische Nomenklatur (ICBN) und bezeichnet einen Namen für eine Pflanzenart, in welchem Gattungsname und Art Epitheton gleich sind, z. B. „Linaria… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tautonym — one and the same name applied to both a genus and to an included species …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tautonym — n. [Gr. tautos, the same; onyma, name] In the binomial system, the same name given to a genus and one of its species or subspecies …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • tautonym — tautonymic, tautonymous /taw ton euh meuhs/, adj. tautonymy, n. /taw teuh nim/, n. Biol. a scientific name in which the generic and the specific names are the same, as Chloris chloris (the greenfinch). [1895 1900; < Gk tautónymos of the same name …   Universalium

  • tautonym — noun A binomial name consisting of the same word twice, such as Bison bison …   Wiktionary

  • tautonym — taxonomic name in which genus and species are the same Names for Names …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • tautonym — tau·to·nym …   English syllables

  • tautonym — tau•to•nym [[t]ˈtɔ tə nɪm[/t]] n. bio a scientific name in which the generic and the specific names are the same, as Tyrannus tyrannus (the eastern kingbird) • Etymology: 1895–1900; < Gk tautṓnymos of the same name =tauto tauto + ōnymos named… …   From formal English to slang

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