Definition of nomen dubium
nomina dubiaplay \-ˈdü-bē-ə, -ˈdyü-\
: a taxonomic name that cannot be assigned with certainty to any taxonomic group because the description is insufficient for identification and the original specimens no longer exist
Origin and Etymology of nomen dubium
New Latin, doubtful name
First Known Use: 1915See Words from the same year
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