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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.

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.

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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