Linnaean

Linnaean

[li-nee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Linnaeus, who established the binomial system of scientific nomenclature.
2.
noting or pertaining to a system of botanical classification introduced by him, based mainly on the number or characteristics of the stamens and pistils.
Also, Linnean.


Origin:
1745–55; Linnae(us) + -an

post-Linnean, adjective
pre-Linnaean, adjective
pre-Linnean, adjective
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Linnean or Linnaean (lɪˈniːən, -ˈneɪ-, lɪˈniːən, -ˈneɪ-)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Linnaeus
2.  relating to the system of classification of plants and animals using binomial nomenclature
 
Linnaean or Linnaean
 
adj

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Linnean also Linnaean   (lĭ-nē'ən)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to the system of taxonomic classification and binomial nomenclature originated by Carolus Linnaeus. In the Linnean system, organisms are grouped according to shared characteristics into a hierarchical series of fixed categories ranging from subspecies at the bottom to kingdom at the top. Compare cladistics.
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