binomial nomenclature

noun

Definition of binomial nomenclature

: a system of nomenclature in which each species of animal or plant receives a name of two terms of which the first identifies the genus to which it belongs and the second the species itself

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1839

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binomial nomenclature

noun

medical Definition of binomial nomenclature

: a system of nomenclature in which each species of animal or plant receives a name of two terms of which the first identifies the genus to which it belongs and the second the species itself

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