nomen novum

nomen no·​vum | \ -ˈnōvəm \
plural nomina nova\ -​və \

Definition of nomen novum

: a taxonomic name for a plant or animal substituted for an untenable one

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History and Etymology for nomen novum

Latin, new name

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“Nomen novum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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