tautonym


taut·o·nym

noun \ˈt-tə-ˌnim\

Definition of TAUTONYM

:  a taxonomic binomial in which the generic name and specific epithet are alike and which is common in zoology especially to designate a typical form but is forbidden to botany under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature
tau·ton·y·my \t-ˈtä-nə-mē\ noun

First Known Use of TAUTONYM

1899

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