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 ?
The specific name reticulatus would not apply to this; it should be guttatus rather.
The group began with no specific name but soon became known as the CAB Walkers.
He also asked the students to make their own outlines and logic and avoid copying others; every student must develop his own language with a specific name.
He also advised the students to make their own outlines and logic and avoid copying of others, every student must develop his own language with a specific name. He said that computer's knowledge is very wonderful through which engineers, doctors, students, teachers, artists, lawyers, businessman, industrialists and sportsman might learn more about their own profession which would help them show their skill and innovation in the field of their choice.
What does it do: The generic name is believed to derive from the Greek word agremone, a title given to plants that could supposedly cure cataracts; and the specific name from the scholar king, Mithradates Eupator, King of Pontus, who resisted the Roman advances into Asia Minor, and compiled a tract of herbal cures for wounds suffered in warfare.
It generic name derives from the the Greek word trigonon (triangle) and gnathus (jaw), while its specific name pays homage to Hiromichi Kabeya, the captain of the Seiryo-Maru, the vessel which captured the first specimen.
"In case conferees fail to reach agreement over a specific name, then the Minister of Defense will sure take the required steps," Wehbe told the Voice of Lebanon radio station.
Three to seven color photographs accompany a short description that includes family and specific name, annual or perennial, typical habitat, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit, bloom time, and primary traditional native uses, if known.
Each bag has a specific form, specific function and a specific name in Arabic," Chantal says.
A lot of customers even give the car a specific name, it is like a family member."

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