trivial name


Definition of trivial name

2 : a common or vernacular name of an organism or chemical

First Known Use of trivial name

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Trivial name.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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trivial name

triv·​i·​al name | \ ˈtriv-ē-əl- How to pronounce trivial name (audio) \

Medical Definition of trivial name

2 : a common or vernacular name of an organism or chemical

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