uninomial

noun
uni·​no·​mi·​al | \ ¦yü-nə-¦nō-mē-əl How to pronounce uninomial (audio) \
plural uninomials

Definition of uninomial

: a taxonomic name (such as the name of a biological species) consisting of only a single word or term : monomial Switching binomials to uninomials would require rewriting countless classifications, textbooks, and field guides. — Marc Ereshefsky, in Philosophy of Biology, 2007

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Uninomial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninomial. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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