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1. See specific epithet.
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.
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.