Linnaean

adjective
Lin·​nae·​an | \ lə-ˈnē-ən How to pronounce Linnaean (audio) , -ˈnā-; ˈli-nē- How to pronounce Linnaean (audio) \
variants: or Linnean

Definition of Linnaean

: of, relating to, or following the systematic methods of the Swedish botanist Linnaeus who established the system of binomial nomenclature

First Known Use of Linnaean

1744, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Linnaean

Carolus Linnaeus

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“Linnaean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Linnaean. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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Linnaean

adjective
Lin·​nae·​an
variants: or Linnean \ lə-​ˈnē-​ən How to pronounce Linnaean (audio) , -​ˈnā-​; ˈlin-​ē-​ən How to pronounce Linnaean (audio) \

Medical Definition of Linnaean

: of, relating to, or following the systematic methods of the Swedish botanist Linné who established the system of binomial nomenclature

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