Definition of nomen nudum
nomina nudaplay \-ˈnü-də, -ˈnyü-\
: a proposed taxonomic name that is invalid because the group designated is not described or illustrated sufficiently for recognition, that has no nomenclatural status, and that consequently can be used as though never previously proposed
Origin and Etymology of nomen nudum
New Latin, bare name
First Known Use: 1881See Words from the same year
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