Specific name

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(Nat. Hist.) the name which, appended to the name of the genus, constitutes the distinctive name of the species; - originally applied by Linnæus to the essential character of the species, or the essential difference. The present specific name he at first called the trivial name.
- Wharton.

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References in classic literature ?
usitatissimum had been left behind = the species name of linen means "most useful"; Madame Savon = literally, Mrs.
Nostoc commune,' the latin species name, is a gelatinous bacterium that is bluish-green when wet and brown-green when dry.
In 1912, Delanoe and Delanoe at the Pasteur Institute published the first description of the new organism as unrelated to trypanosomes and proposed the species name P.
The fish's new species name, Pentanogmius fritschi, is in honor of local amateur collector Joseph Fritsch.
I gave the species name 'lemarete' to one of the amphipods because it translates from Greek to 'bold and excellent', which is the motto on Roger Bamber's coat of arms.
Click on a species name to reveal its range map (one shown below), as well as crowdsourced pictures.
supplier, product description, quantity of wood, commercial and scientific species name, place of harvest, and documents demonstrating negligible risk of illegal harvest.
Short introductions to orders are included, but otherwise there are only excellent color photographs and species name, six to a page.
The species name, marchingtoni, honors Douglas County sheriff's Deputy Dave Marchington, who led scientists to the cave outside Grants Pass.
The species name "morrisoni" honours ROM technician Ian Morrison, who discovered how the bones fit together, which ultimately led to this dinosaur's recognition as a distinct species.
For consistency and ease of amendment, we have listed species names in the format of this catalogue, with the species name preceding the generic assignation.
From 7 October, shoppers can enter an on-pack code on the John West website to access information about which region of the ocean the tuna was caught in, the exact species name as well as the name of the John West-owned boat that caught it and a photo.