specific epithet

noun

Definition of specific epithet

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

1906

First Known Use of specific epithet

1906


Medical Dictionary

specific epithet

noun

Medical Definition of specific epithet

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up specific epithet? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an alert or lookout

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ