sensu lato

adverb
sensu la·​to | \ -ˈlāt(ˌ)ō \

Definition of sensu lato

: in a broad sense used especially with names of taxa to indicate that the name is used more inclusively than sanctioned by current practice Pyrus sensu lato includes pear, apple, quince, mountain ash and related forms — compare sensu stricto

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“Sensu lato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sensu%20lato. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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