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or Linnean

[li-nee-uh n] /lɪˈni ən/
of or relating to Linnaeus, who established the binomial system of scientific nomenclature.
noting or pertaining to a system of botanical classification introduced by him, based mainly on the number or characteristics of the stamens and pistils.
Origin of Linnaean
1745-55; Linnae(us) + -an
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post-Linnean, adjective
pre-Linnaean, adjective
pre-Linnean, adjective Unabridged
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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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