nomen conservandum

noun no·men con·ser·van·dum \ˈnō-mən-ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈvan-dəm\

Definition of nomen conservandum


nomina conservanda

play \ˈnä-mə-nə-ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈvan-də, ˈnō-\
  1. :  a biological taxonomic name that is preserved by special sanction in exception to the usual rules

Origin and Etymology of nomen conservandum

New Latin, name to be kept

First Known Use: 1916

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