uninomial

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uninomial was in 1935

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“Uninomial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninomial. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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