tautonym

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noun taut·o·nym \ ˈtȯ-tə-ˌnim \

Definition of tautonym

:a taxonomic binomial in which the generic name and specific epithet are alike and which is common in zoology especially to designate a typical form but is forbidden to botany under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature

tautonymy

play \tȯ-ˈtä-nə-mē\ noun

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1899


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