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scientific name

n.
A name used by scientists, especially the taxonomic name of an organism that consists of a genus name and a specific epithet, such as Homo sapiens, the scientific name for humans.
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sci·en·tif·ic name

(sī′ən-tĭf′ĭk)
A name used by scientists, especially the taxonomic name of an organism that consists of the genus and species. Scientific names usually come from Latin or Greek. An example is Homo sapiens, the scientific name for humans.
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scientific name

- The recognized Latin name given to an organism, consisting of a genus and species, according to a taxonomy; also called the binomial name.
See also related terms for organism.
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He was charged with unlawful possession of the four birds, with the scientific name Zosterops Palpebrosan and Copsychus Malabaricus, respectively, and are protected under the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010, at a house in Jalan Jinjang Damai 3, Jinjang Utara, here at 9.50am on August 31, 2014.
The full scientific name for the species was given in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology as Mesosticta davidattenboroughi.
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