typonym

noun ty·po·nym \ˈtīpəˌnim sometimes ˈtip-\

Definition of typonym

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a taxonomic name based on an indication of a type specimen or type species rather than on a description or diagnosis

  2. 2 :  a rejected isogenotypic name

typonymal

\(ˈ)tī¦pänəməl sometimes tə̇ˈp-\ or

typonymic

\¦tīpə¦nimik sometimes ¦tip-\ or

typonymous

\(ˈ)tī¦pänəməs sometimes tə̇p-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of typonym

typ- + -onym


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