nomenclature


no·men·cla·ture

noun \ˈnō-mən-ˌklā-chər also nō-ˈmen-klə-ˌchr, -ˈmeŋ-, -chər, -ˌtyr, -ˌtr\

: a system of names for things especially in science

Full Definition of NOMENCLATURE

2
:  the act or process or an instance of naming
3
a :  a system or set of terms or symbols especially in a particular science, discipline, or art
b :  an international system of standardized New Latin names used in biology for kinds and groups of kinds of animals and plants
no·men·cla·tur·al \ˌnō-mən-ˈklāch-rəl, -ˈklā-chə-\ adjective

Examples of NOMENCLATURE

  1. the nomenclatures of zoology and chemistry
  2. <the nomenclature, tuxedo, derives from the fact that the jacket first became popular in the resort area of Tuxedo Park, New York>

Origin of NOMENCLATURE

Latin nomenclatura assigning of names, from nomen + calatus, past participle of calare
First Known Use: 1610

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, succulent, sylvan, xylem

no·men·cla·ture

noun \ˈnō-mən-ˌklā-chər also nō-ˈmen-klə-ˌch(ə)r, -ˈmeŋ-, -klə-chər, -klə-ˌt(y)(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NOMENCLATURE

: a system of terms used in a particular science; especially : an international system of standardized New Latin names used in biology for kinds and groups of kinds of animals and plants—see binomial nomenclature
no·men·cla·tur·al \ˌnō-mən-ˈklāch-(ə-)rəl\ adjective
no·men·cla·tur·al·ly \-ē\ adverb

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