nomen conservandum

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

Definition of nomen conservandum

plural nomina conservanda play \ˈnä-mə-nə-ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈvan-də, ˈnō-\
: 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


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