Linnaeus


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Lin·nae·us

 (lĭ-nē′əs, -nā′-), Carl or Carolus Also called Carl von Linné. 1707-1778.
Swedish botanist and founder of the modern classification system for plants and animals, presented in his influential work Systema Naturae.

Linnaeus

(lɪˈniːəs; -ˈneɪ-)
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(Biography) Carolus (ˈkærələs), original name Carl von Linné. 1707–78, Swedish botanist, who established the binomial system of biological nomenclature that forms the basis of modern classification

Lin•nae•us

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n.
Carolus (Carl von Linné), 1707–78, Swedish botanist.
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Carolus Linnaeus

Lin·nae·us

(lĭ-nē′əs, lĭ-nā′əs)
1707-1778. Swedish naturalist who founded the modern classification system for the naming of plants and animals. He introduced the use of two names including a designation of genus and species in 1749. See more at binomial nomenclature.
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Linnaeus declares, I hereby separate the whales from the fish.
Not so, however, with the disciple of Linnaeus, during the momentous period that it remained a mooted point at the tribunal of his better judgment, whether the stout descendants of the squatter were not likely to dispute his right to traverse the prairie in freedom.
Linnaeus has calculated that if an annual plant produced only two seeds--and there is no plant so unproductive as this--and their seedlings next year produced two, and so on, then in twenty years there would be a million plants.
Linnaeus divided plants into 24 classes (based on their reproductive organs).
2007 has marked the tercentenary of the birth of one of the world's most influential natural scientists, Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778).
Among the book's better-known subjects are Linnaeus, the 18th-century Swedish doctor and naturalist who invented the system by which scientists name new species, and Joseph Banks, best remembered for his 3-year voyage to the South Seas with Captain James Cook.
ONE OF the rarest and perhaps most surprising collections of photographs in the Library's Picture Collection is a set of 120 photographs of Burma (now Myanmar) by Linnaeus Tripe.
College-level libraries strong in science history will want to add LINNAEUS IN ITALY: THE SPREAD OF A REVOLUTION IN SCIENCE to their collections: it considers the evolution of both science and intellectual thinking in early 19th century Europe and uses Italy and one Linnaean revolution in particular to highlight changes in scientific thought.
The last-named gives a clue: they are all involved in celebrating the tercentenary of Sweden's most important scientist, Carl Linnaeus who was born on May 23rd, 1707.
The pavilion's roof was installed Saturday night, said volunteer Sue Matyszak, who was perched on a bench with Linnaeus, a small burrowing owl that rested on her right arm.
Like many bivalves, Atlantic calico scallops (Argopecten gibbus, Linnaeus, 1758) begin life as males, though some switch to female as they age.
Epidendrum literally means ``on a tree'' (epi=on, dendrum= tree) and was the original name given to all orchids when plants were first classified by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in the 18th century.