nomen conservandum

no·​men con·​ser·​van·​dum | \ ˈnō-mən-ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈvan-dəm How to pronounce nomen conservandum (audio) \
plural nomina conservanda\ ˈnä-​mə-​nə-​ˌkän(t)-​sər-​ˈvan-​də How to pronounce nomina conservanda (audio) , ˈnō-​ \

Definition of nomen conservandum

: a biological taxonomic name that is preserved by special sanction in exception to the usual rules

First Known Use of nomen conservandum

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nomen conservandum

New Latin, name to be kept

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“Nomen conservandum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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