binomial nomenclature

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binomial nomenclature

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The scientific naming of species whereby each species receives a Latin or Latinized name of two parts, the first indicating the genus and the second being the specific epithet. For example, Juglans regia is the English walnut; Juglans nigra, the black walnut.
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binomial nomenclature

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binominal nomenclature

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(Biology) a system for naming plants and animals by means of two Latin names: the first indicating the genus and the second the species to which the organism belongs, as in Panthera leo (the lion)
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bino′mial no′menclature


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a naming system in biology in which each species is assigned a unique name consisting of two parts, the name of the genus and another, often descriptive, term.
[1875–80]
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binomial nomenclature

The system used in science to name an organism, consisting of two terms, the first being the genus and the second the species. Passer domesticus, the scientific name of the common house sparrow, is an example of binomial nomenclature.
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Translations
binomiális nomenklatúrakettős nevezéktan
binomen
binomiale nomenclatuur
References in periodicals archive ?
In 1735, Linne published the first edition of Systema naturae, in which he applied a binominal nomenclature to specify creatures according to their genus and species characteristics.
This information is immediately communicated in a given case simply by stating the ranks or, even more efficiently, by the use of standardized suffixes for family-group categories in the classification and binominal nomenclature for species.