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nomen nudum

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noun nomen nu·dum \-ˈnü-dəm, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of nomen nudum

plural

nomina nuda

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  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 and Etymology of nomen nudum

New Latin, bare name


First Known Use: 1900


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