binomen

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EtymologyEdit

Latin bis (double, twice) + nōmen (name).

NounEdit

binomen (plural binomina)

  1. A name having two parts.
  2. (taxonomy) A scientific name at the rank of species, with two terms: a generic name and a specific name.
    • 2020 March 5, James E. O'Hara et al., Preliminary Checklist of the Tachinidae (Diptera) of the World:
      Each type species is cited in its original binomen (Recommendation 67B of the Code, ICZN 1999α), and if that name is a synonym then it is followed by the valid name of the species in parentheses.

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