nomen conservandum


no·men con·ser·van·dum

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

Definition of NOMEN CONSERVANDUM

:  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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