specific epithet

noun

Definition of specific epithet 

: the Latin or latinized noun or adjective that follows the genus name in a taxonomic binomial

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1906, in the meaning defined above

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specific epithet

noun

Medical Definition of specific epithet 

: the Latin or latinized noun or adjective that follows the genus name in a taxonomic binomial

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