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 nomen conservandum (audio)
: a biological taxonomic name that is preserved by special sanction in exception to the usual rules

Word History


New Latin, name to be kept

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nomen conservandum was in 1916

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“Nomen conservandum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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