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trivial name

n.
2. Chemistry A common, historic, or convenient name for a substance, derived often from the source in which the substance was discovered, but unsystematic and not used in modern official nomenclature, as sucrose for β-D-fructofuranosyl-α-D-glucopyranoside.

triv′ial name`


n.
1. the species name that follows the genus name in taxonomic classification.
2. the common or unscientific name of an organism or a chemical compound.
[1775–85]
Translations
nom trivial
References in classic literature ?
I give the Latin on account of the savoriness of the trivial name.
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