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binomial nomenclature

binomial nomenclature

noun

Definition of BINOMIAL NOMENCLATURE

:  a system of nomenclature in which each species of animal or plant receives a name of two terms of which the first identifies the genus to which it belongs and the second the species itself

First Known Use of BINOMIAL NOMENCLATURE

1880

binomial nomenclature

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BINOMIAL NOMENCLATURE

:  a system of nomenclature in which each species of animal or plant receives a name of two terms of which the first identifies the genus to which it belongs and the second the species itself

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