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nomen conservandum

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noun no·men con·ser·van·dum \ˈnō-mən-ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈvan-dəm\

Definition of nomen conservandum

plural no·mi·na con·ser·van·da play \ˈnä-mə-nə-ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈvan-də, ˈnō-\

  1. :  a biological taxonomic name that is preserved by special sanction in exception to the usual rules



Origin of nomen conservandum

New Latin, name to be kept


First Known Use: 1916


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