binomial nomenclature

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binomial nomenclature

n.
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.

binomial nomenclature

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binominal nomenclature

n
(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)

bino′mial no′menclature


n.
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]

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.
Translations
binomiális nomenklatúrakettős nevezéktan
binomen
binomiale nomenclatuur
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For the purposes of the present discussion, I will restrict my comments primarily to points dealing with the issue of biological nomenclature.
Proposals to discard the current systems of biological nomenclature and replace them with a so-called phylogenetic taxonomy received considerable publicity for about a decade without any specific details on implementation of the replacement system (see Nixon & Carpenter, 2000).
empire" and (the general "rank") "superkingdom;" namely, these categories are not sanctioned by formal codes of biological nomenclature a situation that could be addressed by those responsible for revising these codes.
Even the idea to make that long list in Latin with two names for each species goes back more than 250 years, to Carl Linnaeus' foundations for biological nomenclature.
Under the current codes of biological nomenclature (Lapage et al.

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