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nomen nudum

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noun, nomen nu·dum \-ˈnü-dəm, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of nomen nudum

plural nomina nuda play \-də\

  1. :  a proposed taxonomic name that is invalid because the group designated is not described or illustrated sufficiently for recognition, that has no nomenclatural status, and that consequently can be used as though never previously proposed



Origin of nomen nudum

New Latin, bare name


First Known Use: 1900


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