trivial name

noun

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: a common or vernacular name of an organism or chemical

Word History

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of trivial name was in 1759

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“Trivial name.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trivial%20name. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

trivial name

noun

triv·​i·​al name ˈtriv-ē-əl- How to pronounce trivial name (audio)
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: a common or vernacular name of an organism or chemical

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